Cheese & Beer Tasting Pack (with video introduction)


A tutored cheese-tasting pack delivered via pre-recorded video, which is ideal for home-parties or small ‘zoom’ virtual events across friends.

A varied cheeseboard featuring six 100g portions of the finest farmhouse British cheeses (Dorstone, Lancashire, Hafod Cheddar, Baron Brie, Aged Old Winchester, Young Buck Blue), and five cans of craft beer will be delivered, to any address nationwide, in time for the tasting, plus a tasting sheet, matching guidance, scorecard, map and flavour wheel.

Andy Swinscoe, former World Cheesemonger of the Year, will guide you on a pre-recorded video as you taste six of the very best British cheeses, explaining their flavours, their histories and why a good cheesemonger would be delighted with them, and give you a detailed tasting background on how to match the beers with each cheese.

You’ll soon see why The Courtyard Dairy has won so many awards (including BBC Food & Farming Award, World Cheese Award, Observer Food Monthly Award, Daily Telegraph’s Top 10 Cheese Shops in the World), as Andy guides you through the background of each cheese.

The pack has enough cheese for 2-4 people to enjoy at home.  Friends and family can join the tasting via your own video conference if they a pack for their household.  The virtual cheese tasting video lasts 30 minutes.

If you require cheese made with vegetarian rennet please order the vegetarian version of this pack here >.

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Actual live versions of these tastings, with a cheesemonger joining you online to guide you through the cheeses, are available to book, click here for more details of private events or here to view the live public tastings.

In this delivery you will receive the cheeses and beers to be tasted, plus a tasting sheet, scorecard, pairing information, map and flavour wheel, as well as the TinyURL link, enabling you to view a 30-minute engaging pre-recorded video guiding all participants through your cheese tasting, which you can share with multiple participating households using zoom.  The video covers tasting the cheeses with the beers one at a time, giving the background and stories, and a brief history of British cheeses, as well as answering some frequently asked questions such as ‘is the rind edible?’, ‘what is unpasteurised cheese?’, etc.)

Please order packs separately for each household if more than one household will be enjoying the same tasting.

Special requests (such as no goats’, vegetarian only, no blue cheese) can be accommodated, but some of the cheeses may not then be covered on the pre-recorded videos.

Delivery to a UK mainland address is included.

You must be over 18 to purchase the beer package.

Ingredients in cheeses: Milk, salt, cheese cultures (egg in Lysosome in Old Winchester) and rennet.

Ingredients in beer: water, malted barley, wheat malt, hops, yeast.

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