Affineur of the Year 2024 | Meet The Makers & Competitors Live | Quicke’s Cheese and White Lake Cheese

Meet award-winning cheesemakers Mary and Jane Quicke from Quicke’s Cheese and Roger Longman from White Lake Cheese as they chat to this year’s competitors to find out how the Cheddars and Solstices have been ageing in their maturing rooms. Join this free webinar to learn more about the art of affinage and how it applies to ageing two very different styles of cheese

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22nd May 2024


7pm – 8pm BST



Meet the competitors of Affineur of the Year 2024 and cheesemakers Mary & Jane Quicke and Roger Longman

Join us and our host, Patrick Spinazza, on our second webinar to Meet The Makers & Competitors and hear from some of the biggest names in the cheese industry.  

Over two live webinars, we will meet all four cheese makers and 16 competitors and learn how they have approached the competition this year.

At this final round table event, we will have the pleasure of welcoming cheesemakers, Mary and Jane Quicke from Quicke’s Cheese and Roger Longman from White Lake Cheese, as they chat to the competitors and find out how the Cheddars and Solstices have been behaving in their maturing rooms over the past few months and weeks.

This is your chance to hear first-hand the techniques being used by the affineurs; what drove them to enter the competition and how they envisage their cheeses will turn out when it comes to revealing them at the finals event in London on the 12th June.

Joining the panel will be sponsors of the Hard and Washed Rind cheese categories, Chiswick Cheese Market and Curd & Cure, as they share with us their reasons for sponsoring this event.

Join us, FOR FREE, on what is sure to be a lively conversation on the subtleties of affinage and what it’s like to take part in this unique experiment in cheese maturation. 

Guest Line-Up

Mary & Jane Quicke

Roger Longman, White Lake Cheese
Patrick Spinazza

Justin at No 2 Pound Street holding a young Blue Stilton from Cropwell Bishop
Justin Humphris, No2 Pound Street
Nick Bayne & Martin Knapp, The Fine Cheese Co.
Jazz Reeves, Paxton & Whitfield
Andy Swinscoe, The Courtyard Dairy
Rupert Linton, Brindisa
Jonathan Pearcey, The Crafty Cheeseman
Neal’s Yard Dairy, Wholesale/Export
Owen Davies, Ty Caws

All dates and panellists are subject to change.  Stay informed by following us on our social media channels

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