Ned Palmer

Ned authored "A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles" (2019), a Sunday Times Bestseller and prize nominee. His second book, "A Cheesemonger’s Compendium of British and Irish Cheese," debuted in 2021. Now crafting his third, "A Cheesemonger’s Tour of France," due in October 2024. His cheese journey began at Borough Market in 2000, later at Neal’s Yard Dairy, exploring retail, wholesale, and as an affineur, and with Mons UK. Since 2014, he hosts cheese tastings through The Cheese Tasting Co.

Ned Palmer

Ned authored "A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles" (2019), a Sunday Times Bestseller and prize nominee. His second book, "A Cheesemonger’s Compendium of British and Irish Cheese," debuted in 2021. Now crafting his third, "A Cheesemonger’s Tour of France," due in October 2024. His cheese journey began at Borough Market in 2000, later at Neal’s Yard Dairy, exploring retail, wholesale, and as an affineur, and with Mons UK. Since 2014, he hosts cheese tastings through The Cheese Tasting Co.

About Ned Palmer

The Cheese Historian

Ned is the author of A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles published in 2019. The book was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller and was shortlisted for the André Simon and Fortnum and Mason food writing prizes. His second book A Cheesemonger’s Compendium of British and Irish Cheese, came out in 2021, and he is now working on a third – A Cheesemonger’s Tour of France which will be published in October 2024.

Ned’s cheese career began at Borough Market in December 2000. He joined Neal’s Yard Dairy in 2002 working on retail, wholesale and as an affineur, and travelling around the UK visiting cheesemakers. He has also worked for Mons UK on retail, wholesale and in the cellars. In 2014 Ned made a career shift to hosting cheese tastings, through his company The Cheese Tasting Co. When he is not talking or writing about cheese he still travels around the UK and Europe visiting farms and cheesemakers.

Bestselling Author and Cheese Historian

Ned is the author of "A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles," a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, and "A Cheesemonger’s Compendium of British and Irish Cheese." His works are acclaimed and shortlisted for prestigious awards, showcasing his expertise and storytelling skills.

Extensive Industry Experience

Beginning his cheese career at Borough Market in 2000 and with a significant role at Mons UK, Ned has a comprehensive background in retail, wholesale, and affinage, making him a seasoned expert in the cheese industry.

Founder of The Cheese Tasting Co.

Since 2014, Ned has been hosting engaging and educational cheese tastings through his company, The Cheese Tasting Co., bringing his knowledge directly to consumers and fostering a deeper appreciation for cheese.

Researcher on Cheese History and Culture

Ned's research interests include the history of cheesemaking and its links to broader human history, as well as the cultural aspects of cheesemaking. His work delves into the historical and contemporary cheese cultures of various nations.

Global Perspective on Cheesemaking

While the current global history of cheese module is Eurocentric, Ned emphasizes the importance of exploring indigenous cheesemaking traditions in regions like China, Central Asia, and Africa, as well as the contemporary influence of European cheesemaking culture worldwide. This global perspective enriches the Academy of Cheese's educational offerings.

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About Ned Palmer

The Cheese Historian

Ned is the author of A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles published in 2019. The book was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller and was shortlisted for the André Simon and Fortnum and Mason food writing prizes. His second book A Cheesemonger’s Compendium of British and Irish Cheese, came out in 2021, and he is now working on a third – A Cheesemonger’s Tour of France which will be published in October 2024.

Ned’s cheese career began at Borough Market in December 2000. He joined Neal’s Yard Dairy in 2002 working on retail, wholesale and as an affineur, and travelling around the UK visiting cheesemakers. He has also worked for Mons UK on retail, wholesale and in the cellars. In 2014 Ned made a career shift to hosting cheese tastings, through his company The Cheese Tasting Co. When he is not talking or writing about cheese he still travels around the UK and Europe visiting farms and cheesemakers.

Bestselling Author and Cheese Historian

Ned is the author of "A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles," a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, and "A Cheesemonger’s Compendium of British and Irish Cheese." His works are acclaimed and shortlisted for prestigious awards, showcasing his expertise and storytelling skills.

Extensive Industry Experience

Beginning his cheese career at Borough Market in 2000 and with a significant role at Mons UK, Ned has a comprehensive background in retail, wholesale, and affinage, making him a seasoned expert in the cheese industry.

Founder of The Cheese Tasting Co.

Since 2014, Ned has been hosting engaging and educational cheese tastings through his company, The Cheese Tasting Co., bringing his knowledge directly to consumers and fostering a deeper appreciation for cheese.

Researcher on Cheese History and Culture

Ned's research interests include the history of cheesemaking and its links to broader human history, as well as the cultural aspects of cheesemaking. His work delves into the historical and contemporary cheese cultures of various nations.

Global Perspective on Cheesemaking

While the current global history of cheese module is Eurocentric, Ned emphasizes the importance of exploring indigenous cheesemaking traditions in regions like China, Central Asia, and Africa, as well as the contemporary influence of European cheesemaking culture worldwide. This global perspective enriches the Academy of Cheese's educational offerings.

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