Every event is different, but here's what you can expect.
A selection of six to eight different cheeses chosen for seasonality and for the evening’s topic, and some beautiful breads, biscuits and chutneys or fruit pastes. We also provide wine, usually two styles, or a selection of craft beers. For the premium option we can include sparkling wines/champagnes and/or charcuterie from our friends at Borough Market.
Themes can depend on the season, what Ned's interested in the moment, his recent discoveries or what you and your guests would most enjoy. Some examples include: The Perfect Christmas Cheeseboard, The History of Cheese in the British Isles, The Magic of Cheese and Beer, Celebration Cheeses - cheeses paired with sparkling wines.
Events are relaxed and informal, with an emphasis on enjoyment and discovery. That can be a talk with questions to a more interactive session with quizzes and competitions: all provide ample opportunity for your friends or clients to break the ice and chat over some great cheese and wines.
For larger groups we suggest the Cheese Station, a beautiful display of cheeses from which your guests will be served by my team of expert cheesemongers.
By the end of the evening you will be able to impress and entertain your friends with your knowledge and cheesy anecdotes.
Your place or ours?
Venues to suit every occasion.
At The Cheese Tasting Company we bring our unique events to your location, be that the meetings rooms in your building or a venue of your choice.
We can even bring the tasting into your home and the homes of all your guests with online tastings. We'll deliver a box of cheese and a selection of drinks to everyone taking part. Ned Palmer will host a tasting on Zoom or the platform of your choice, lasting about ninety minutes with time for questions and cheese chat. We can also include a signed copy of A Cheesemonger's HIstory of the British Isles in each cheese box.
So, if you are looking for a historic property, a Thames river boat or the familiar surroundings of your own home – whatever your guests will most enjoy we can arrange. It’s your cheese tasting event, your way.
Dr Johnson's House, Islington
“Thank you and your staff for laying on such a wonderful spread of cheeses, being so well informed about them, and giving our guests a memorable gastronomic experience!!”
Nigel Scott QC
Kings Bench Walk Chambers