The inaugural British Cheese Weekender brought to us by the Academy of Cheese, the Specialist Cheesemakers Association, The Guild of Fine Food and cheese writer Patrick McGuigan is a free, online cheese festival.
The virtual festival of British cheese will feature live-streamed talks, tastings, farm tours, quizzes and cookery demos by some of the country's leading cheese experts. By joining in you can learn about, support and help save British cheese.
We will be hosting two live sessions across the weekend on our Instagram page ( @quickescheese ), one from our Export and Multiple Retail Manager Poppy Bethell-Vickers and one from Mary Quicke. We will post the videos on our website once the Instagram Live has finished incase you miss them or don't have an Instagram account.
Read more about what we have in store for you throughout the weekend...
Friday 8th May - Quicke's: Under the Cloth with Poppy Bethell-Vickers
Instagram Live (@quickescheese), 5pm-5.30pm
Poppy will take you on a guided tasting of Quicke’s clothbound cheddar, understanding its heritage, techniques, flavours and how to pair it. We'll uncover the history of Quicke's, taking in the Tudors and medieval cheese through to cheese today. Learn about our artisan tenchniques - like the way we wrap our cheese in muslin cloth and lard, why we do this and the impact on the flavour. We'll delve into the affect of maturation with a tasting of Quicke's Vintage vs. Quicke's Mature. Spot the difference between our artisan clothbound cheddar and mass-produced block cheddar, and learn why some Quicke's cheeses are orange and how this came about.
Sunday 10th May - Garden Leaves and Cheese with Mary Quicke
Instagram Live (@quickescheese), 6pm-6:30pm
Mary Quicke invites you to her home in Devon to talk about spring on the farm, her love for home grown salad lettuce, including tips and advice on varieties for flavour, and her favourite cheese pairings.
We're going to be asking Mary your questions, so if you'd like to put a question forward, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our social media channels. We look forward to seeing you there!
Enjoy both Mary and Poppy's live sessions with the British Cheese Weekender Box: