Big Cheese Weekender | Guild of Fine Food: Could You Be A Cheese Judge?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a cheese judge? Do you have the sensory skills to identify a good cheese from a MAGNIFICENT cheese? Come along to our fun, informative and exciting cheese tasting masterclass, with a twist! As part of the Big Cheese Weekender, this event takes place 3pm on Saturday 14th October at the Guild of Fine Food in London.

Additional information


London, UK

Session Dates

14th October 2023


3pm (BST)


£30 (includes VAT)

£25.00 + VAT

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Learn what it takes to be a judge & put your skills to the test in a blind tasting of six cheeses. This in-person masterclass and tasting is taking place at the Guild of Fine Food’s judging venue, just around the corner from London’s Borough Market. It is sure to fine tune your tasting skills and give you an insight into what it’s like to be a Great Taste judge.

What is Great Taste?

Great Taste is the largest and most trusted food & drink accreditation scheme, using 1 (Delicious), 2 (Outstanding) and 3 (Exquisite) stars to represent their rating. The judges take into account texture, appearance and of course the quality of the ingredients; but above all else the question remains – does the product taste truly great?

The Masterclass

Great Taste judges have honed their senses in order to professionally assess a cheese. In this masterclass, cheese expert and industry legend, Patrick McGuigan will acquaint you with your senses and show how taste, texture, aroma and appearance all play a part when it comes to considering a cheese’s quality.

And once you’ve done the theory, it’s time to put your new skills to the test, with a blind tasting of six delicious cheeses.

And then the finale! You get to play at being a cheese judge and will decide which cheeses are worthy of 1, 2 or 3 Great Taste stars. Will your tasting skills match up to those of a Great Taste judge?

Sharpham cheese tasting

Date & Location

Saturday 14th October


Guild of Fine Food

42 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN

Price, Inclusions & Cancellations

There are 30 spaces available. We reserve the right to cancel the event due to lack of numbers or circumstances beyond our control a full refund will be made.

£30 per person (includes VAT)