London is constantly reinventing itself, nowhere is this more apparent than in the Shard. Completed in 2013, this audacious building dominates the city’s skyline. Inside, on the 24th floor is The Office Group's lounge. With a capacity of 100 and the best views in London it is one of the Cheese Tasting Company’s newest and most exciting venues for hosting larger corporate events. Such cutting edge surroundings call for a contemporary theme: post modern cheeses of the British food renaissance.
London has great sense of living history. Ancient medieval guildhalls, inns and Georgian townhouses are repurposed for current use. Just off the Strand in the City of London is Samuel Johnson’s house built in the 17th Century. The Withdrawing Room has a capacity of 40 seated and up to 80 standing and its panelled walls and wooden floors provide evocative surroundings for a historical cheese tasting that might include stilton and port, cheddar and cider, cheshire and pale ale. Guests can finish the tasting across the square with a drink at Johnson’s 400 year old local, the Old Cheshire Cheese.
London is, as it has always been, a hub of international connections. The Boulevard Brasserie, across the road from Covent Garden Opera House with its classic Parisian bistro ambience exemplifies this internationalist tradition. Its atmospheric cellar rooms with a capacity of 50 would make the perfect setting for a cosmopolitan tasting featuring the cheeses of France and Britain paired with British craft beers and classic French wines.
Whatever your company’s character and principles, The Cheese Tasting Company has a venue and a tasting theme that will help you to communicate them to your clients and stakeholders, and express your values through the medium of cheese. For a cheese related consultation contact us here.