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BBC Good Food (On-Demand): Your Complete Christmas Cheese Guide with the Academy of Cheese

Mon, Dec 13, 2021 · 6:00 PM · London
About This Webinar

About This Webinar
From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve we have got all your cheese needs covered with this online masterclass in association with the experts at the Academy of Cheese, https://academyofcheese.org/

What's in the masterclass?

This hour-long live webcast will help you understand and develop your enjoyment of cheese this festive season– from learning how to select your cheese, what to serve with it and how to use up any leftovers (if you have any!), followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

Your masterclass itinerary

In this live webcast, Hero Hirsh – Head of Retail for legendary cheesemongers Paxton & Whitfield, cheese judge and trainer with the Academy of Cheese – and BBC Good Food’s Group magazines editor and cheese enthusiast, Keith Kendrick, will guide you seamlessly from Christmas Eve to New Year with the best cheeses for each of these momentous occasions. You will learn when and what to serve them with, how to care for them and how to taste each cheese.
You will be introduced to some stunning cheeses perfect for all the celebrations. They’ll be tasting and discussing six different styles of cheeses, which you can find in cheesemongers and at supermarkets if you’d like to taste along:

Here’s what they’ll be trying:
Stichelton, Beaufort, Mont D’Or, Etoile de Gatine, Kirkhams Lancashire and Tunworth

Alternative cheeses: Le Gruyere AOP, Mature Cheddar, Lincolnshire Poacher

Mont D’or
Alternative cheeses: Rollright, Baronet, Winslade
Alternative cheeses: Blue Stilton, Cornish Blue, Wrekin Blue

Kirkham’s Lancashire
Alternative cheeses: Any Lancashire cheese

Etoile de Gatine
Alternative cheeses: Little Lily, Cabecou, Capricorn goats

Alternative cheeses: Any Camembert, Coulommiers

The presentation will be recorded and will be available to all who purchase to watch up to 10 times.

Want to get a head start?

Download the Academy of Cheese flavour wheel and get introduced to five simple flavours which will help you with your tasting knowledge. https://academyofcheese.org/lp/cheese-tasting-model/

  • Selecting and Purchasing cheese for the festive period
  • How to care for your cheese
  • How and what to serve it with and leftovers recipes
  • Taste-along session to understand the style of cheese and how to taste it
  • 30 minute Q&A
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: £12.50
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
BBC Good Food’s Group Magazines Editor
Keith Kendrick is BBC Good Food’s Group Magazines Editor and has been a judge for the British Cheese Awards and World Cheese Awards, as well as being a Level 1 associate of the Academy of Cheese. He’s so devoted to cheese that over the 2020 summer lockdown he munched his way through more than a dozen subscription boxes to help support the British artisan cheese industry. Check out his reviews here https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/review/best-cheese-subscriptions-delivery-boxes
Webinar hosting presenter
Head of Retail for Paxton & Whitfield
Hero Hirsh is Head of Retail for Paxton & Whitfield, cheesemongers to the Queen. She is a regular judge at the World Cheese Awards, having won Cheesemonger of the Year 2012.
She has been a training partner for the Academy of Cheese since its inception, delivering both level 1 and 2 courses to hundreds of delegates. She is working with the Academy to create learning content for their upcoming level 3 and Master of Cheese qualification.
With a lifelong passion for food, and a background as a pastry chef in some of London’s Michelin star restaurants, she had the ideal foundations for a career running the cheese counters in one of the UK’s most prestigious cheesemongers.
Hero loves to talk about all things cheese and even started the UK’s first dedicated cheese podcast.
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