Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year from the twinkly fairy lights to the delicious hearty food. It’s a lovely time to gather family and friends and share in the magical festivities. A feature of the Christmas season is the glorious cheeseboard; a variety of cheeses, fruits and chutneys, and delicious breads and crackers.
The School of Artisan Food is offering a Festive Cheeseboard evening with cheese expert Katy Fenwick who shares her wisdom in an evening session on how to put together a delicious cheese board for Christmas, exploring drink pairings, accompaniments and traditions. The session provides an insight into the stories behind the cheeses, how and when we eat them, and a chance to taste a festive selection of cheeses.
The evening is suitable for anyone with a passion for cheese (you don’t have to be an expert!) Katy begins the evening with a discussion around cheese which I found throughly interesting. From her personal experiences to historical stories, the short discussion allows guests to share their own stories and ask questions.
After the discussion, guests can then sample the wonderful variety of cheeses, chutneys, crackers and breads on offer. All the products are sourced from the Welbeck farm shop however, they can be purchased on the evening (I bought a few fruit chutneys and a loaf of walnut bread).
The evening lasts 2 hours and costs £20. This would make a lovely gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself! I would highly reccomend the festive cheeseboard evening to anyone who enjoys cheese, would like to try new cheeses or learn how to put a festive cheeseboard together.