Exploration of French Cheese Traditions with Three Classics – a Masterclass & Tasting

Take a voyage gastronomique to discover afresh three classic cheeses that have helped define France’s cheese scene.

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Wednesday 29th May 2024


6pm – 7pm BST

Event Details

Register for this FREE MASTERCLASS with French cheese expert, Noémie Richard and not only will you be guided through three of the most favoured cheeses of France, but you will also learn the rich story behind each cheese, their history, how the French like to eat them and the best drinks to pair them with.

Cheeses to Taste

We have designed this masterclass and tasting with accessibility in mind, with all the cheeses available from most supermarkets.

Camembert Le Rustique

First made in 1975 in Normandy, the recipe for this iconic French cheese was inspired by the original Norman Camemberts. Nearly 50 years later, the success of this cheese now goes far beyond the French borders.


This is the number one goat’s cheese in France for a reason. Discover some of the many ways the French like to eat and cook with this super versatile fresh chevre.

Chavroux - whole view


The creamy, yet fruity taste of this number one blue cheese in France makes it a popular gateway cheese for those who think they don’t do “Blue”. Learn how this unique and authentic cheese is made in strict compliance with the know-how of master cheesemakers.

If you’re currently studying towards an Academy of Cheese certification, this is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your studies and fill in your tasting notes.

Essential Information:

When: Wednesday 29th May 6-7pm BST

Where: Virtual (zoom link will be emailed to you)

Language: English

Cost: Free

Camembert Rustique

Your Host:

Noémie Richard

Noémie is “Maître Fromager” (Cheese Master) of the Guilde International de Fromagerie and a leading international figure in the industry. She comes from the French Alpes, a region known for its cheese traditions. In 2013, Noémie created the “Ecole du fromage” (cheese school) and today continues in her mission to spread cheese education across Europe, in her role as Head of Cheese Education and Product Development’ for the French cheese company Savencia UK. She is also part of the training team of the Academy of Cheese and a judge in many international competitions, including the World Cheese Awards, Mondial du fromage and the British Cheese Awards.

Register for this masterclass by completing the form below. A zoom link will be sent to you once your form is received.