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BACK in 2021: Cheese masterclasses with Shane Holland

Cheese: a word to make the heart quicken and the stomach rumble. OUR cheese masterclasses are hosted by one of the UK’s leading cheese writers and all round bon vivant Shane Holland.

Shane will take participants on a journey through the world of cheese,with ample tasting of cheese, plus light hearted and fascinating stories behind the cheeses tasted. Each masterclass will last 45 minutes.

There will be three sessions each day at noon, 2pm and 3pm. We expect these sessions to be busy and numbers are limited so please do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

The masterclasses are run in association with Heritage Cheese, who are based in Borough Market, and who will have their own stall at the festival seeling the cheeses that are being tasted. 

Noon: Library tasting of Quicke’s Clothbound Cheddars

Cheddar, the most famous cheese in the world, but not all Cheddars are created equal! Quicke’s have been farming the same land since 1540 and are master artisans of the finest clothbound cheddars.

2pm: Battle of blues: think you don’t like blue cheese? Think you know Stilton?

Think again. This fun and light-hearted sessions delves into the fascinating history of Stilton and will convert even the blue haters out there. Alongside Stilton, there will be a medley of other blues.

3pm: How to put together the perfect cheese board 

Shane has eaten more cheeseboards than most. Learn how to put together a perfect selection, how to shop for and store cheese, with ideas for leftovers.

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