To celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day 2022 we’ve teamed up with Blue Aurora to explore their unique range of English blueberry wines and discover delicious pairing suggestions from our local selection of East Anglian cheeses.
This month Clare has been in London judging at the Great Taste Awards 2022, tasting everything from popcorn and honey to olive oil and fish pie in search of delicious products worthy of a gold star or more!
Affinage is the ageing and nurturing of cheese to reach its full potential. The skill and artistry of eight affineurs has been tested over the past year in the Academy of Cheese ‘Affineur of the Year 2022’ competition and last week Clare and John had the opportunity to taste the cheeses being judged at the live finals event in London’s China Exchange.
Amongst the abundant feasting of the festive season your Christmas cheeseboard is the perfect moment for an impressive display and bold flavours. Put cheese at the centre of your Christmas celebrations with our tried and tested advice for an irresistible spread of cheesy delights.
Four thousand cheeses for tasting - surely this is what heaven looks like for cheese lovers?! 88 tables laden with cheeses from 45 countries across the globe, this was the sight waiting for Clare when she arrived at the World Cheese Awards 2021 in Oviedo this week. Clare was thrilled to be part of the team judging these entries to find the world's best cheese!
Last month saw the post-pandemic return of Speciality & Fine Food Fair at London's Olympia - a vibrant gathering of those passionate about delicious food and drink. At the show we were thrilled for Slate to win the accolade of 'Independent Retailer of the Year'.
On a recent staycation in Somerset, Clare found herself a stone's throw from Shepton Mallet, the home of White Lake Cheese. One phone call later and Clare was delighted to don a blue hair net for her first behind-the-scenes cheese maker visit in far too long.
In a recent catch up with Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover, we asked for pairing suggestions for our June cheese selection that includes Westcombe Cheddar and Duckett's Caerphilly.
For this month's wine pairings, our friend Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover, has cast the net a little further afield to include some wines made outside Britain, and indeed Europe, with a delicious South African suggestion.
Fermented friends, cheese and beer make a great combination. Each with complex flavour profiles, delicious complimentary and contrasting pairings. We enjoyed matching our cheese to the multi-award winning trio of Lacon Brewery's core range.
In honour of the dragon-slaying knight, Saint George, our April Cheesemonger Special Selection brings you a trio from the world of English cheese: with wine pairing suggestions from Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover.
In honour of St. David and St. Patrick, our March Cheesemonger's Special Selection showcases a trio of fantastic cheeses from Wales and Ireland.In this blog we are delighted to share ideal drinks matches from Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover.
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