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BBC Good Food (On Demand): Learn about cheese and perfect pairings with the Academy of Cheese

Thu, Oct 21, 2021 · 6:00 PM · London
About This Webinar

About This Webinar
Discover what to look for when buying cheese and how to pair it with different foods and accompaniments 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 – from learning how it is made, to understanding how to match different cheeses with other food, followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

Your masterclass itinerary

In this webinar, Patrick McGuigan – cheese expert, senior judge for the World Cheese Awards, author and trainer with the Academy of Cheese – and BBC Good Food’s Group magazines editor and cheese enthusiast, Keith Kendrick, will enhance your knowledge of cheese, guiding you through the complex flavours and aromas that makes each one unique. You will be introduced to some stunning cheeses and discover how to pair different styles of cheese with a range of accompaniments that go well beyond chutney. Expect some real eye-opening surprises.

They’ll be tasting and discussing five different styles of cheeses and their perfect pairings, which you can find in cheesemongers and at supermarkets if you’d like to taste along:

Here’s what they’ll be trying:

Sinodun Hill and black cherries in kirsch
Alternative cheeses: Dorstone, Pouligny St Pierre, Tor

Gorwydd Caerphilly with dark chocolate
Alternative cheeses: Duckett's Caerphilly, Appleby's Cheshire, Richard III Wensleydale

Brie de Meaux and pickled cabbage
Alternative cheeses: Baron Bigod, Camembert de Normandie, Chaource

Oveja Negra Manchego and anchovies
Alternative cheeses: Corra Linn, Pecorino, Berkswell

Colston Bassett Stilton and parkin
Alternative cheeses: Stichelton, Bath Blue, Sparkenhoe Blue

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/

  • How cheese is made and the different styles of cheese
  • How to taste cheese
  • Taste-along session to understand what works and why
  • 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
Patrick McGuigan is a freelance food journalist and cheese writer, who has travelled from the Swiss Alps to the hipster cheese bars of New York to interview the world's best cheesemakers, maturers and cheesemongers. A senior judge at the World Cheese Awards and the co-founder of the British Cheese Weekender festival, Patrick also teaches Academy of Cheese courses via the Online Cheese School. His first book, The Philosophy of Cheese, was published by The British Library in 2020.
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