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Marcus Brigstocke ate too many cheeses


“I ate 42 cheeses, which it turns out is too many”

World Cheese Awards tables packed full of delicious cheese
World Cheese Awards tables packed full of delicious cheese

Judging Cheese is no joke

Marcus Brigstocke

The well known British comedian was a judge at the World Cheese Awards 2019 in Bergamo, Italy. He recently commented about his love for cheese in a radio 2 interview.

Listen to his great interview here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p082m36v

On the judging day, I ate 42 cheeses, which it turns out is too many, I mean, I love cheese but that is too many.’

Cheese tasting model

Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? Eating and judging 42 cheeses in a delicious festival of fromage. But it’s actually quite a serious business. It’s why the Academy of Cheese developed its cheese tasting model the “Structured Approach to Tasting Cheese” (SATC). This model was one of the Academy’s missions to “develop specific vocabulary and structure for examining and classifying cheeses”.


Marcus is an Academy Student

Marcus passed our Associate Level One certificate with the Guild of Fine Food and is set to judge at this years World Cheese Awards in Spain, we will be watching with interest, and of course encouraging him to study for his Member Level Two certification.


Good luck for 2020 Marcus

The World Cheese Awards 2020 will be held in Oviedo, Spain in November. Follow Marcus and us on social media & subscribe to the Academy of Cheese newsletter to keep up to date with our coverage of the event.

You can find out more about Marcus on his website http://www.marcusbrigstocke.com/