Explore Beer & Cheese with WSET and the Academy of Cheese

Taste your way through 6 cracking beer and cheese combinations with Julia Lambeth DipWSET and Patrick McGuigan from the Academy of Cheese

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24th April 2024


6.30pm – 8.30pm


London, UK




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We’re excited to bring you our latest pairing event at WSET School London, with some help from Academy of Cheese’s Patrick McGuigan, and our own Julia Lambeth DipWSET.

Spend an evening delighting your senses with some truly delectable beer and cheese pairings. Our very own Beer Educator Julia Lambeth and cheese journalist extraordinaire Patrick McGuigan together have selected a range of classic and lesser known beers and cheeses, and will guide you through the combinations, discussing methods of production and producer stories along the way. From a peppery saison and a tangy goats cheese to a barrel-aged milk stout with a squidgy Cashel Blue, you’ll be sure to find your new favourite pairing!

We will be tasting six beer and cheese pairings, using the Academy of Cheese Structured Approach to Tasting Cheese, plus you will receive some top wine pairing tips.

Example Cheese List

  • Crottin de Chavignol
  • Witheridge
  • Old Amsterdam
  • Rutland Red
  • Maida Vale
  • Cashel Blue

Example Beer List

  • Burning Sky ‘Houblon’ Saison
  • Pressure Drop ‘Near Earth Objects’ New England IPA
  • Cloudwater ‘Know People who No People’ Double IPA
  • Moor ‘Illumination’ English Pale Ale
  • Lambiek Fabriek ‘Muscar Elle’
  • Rivington Brewing Co. American Barleywine
  • Brew York ‘Empress Tonkoko’ Imperial Milk Stout

About Julia Lambeth

Julia started out in the wine trade as a novice, working at Majestic Wine for a number of years as a retail manager. After completing the WSET Diploma and winning the Codorníu Scholarship prize, she started a wine tasting company running WSET courses alongside a variety of other wine, beer, spirit and sake events.

Julia joined WSET School London’s teaching faculty in September 2019. She now teaches our wine courses across all levels, and develops new events and tastings to support their studies.

About Patrick McGuigan

Patrick McGuigan

Patrick is a Brighton-based freelance food journalist and cheese writer, who contributes regularly to titles including The Telegraph, The Financial Times, Harrods Magazine and Restaurant, among many others.

As one of the country’s leading cheese writers and communicators, Patrick has interviewed many of the world’s best cheesemakers, affineurs and mongers, writing extensively on the subject for the Telegraph, among others, and appearing on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme.

He hosts regular talks and tastings for the public, trade and press, and is a senior judge at the World Cheese Awards and the Cheesemonger of the Year award. He also runs training courses at the School of Fine Food and has studied cheese at the School of Artisan Food, the Cheese Guild and the Academy of Cheese.

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Let us know if you’re attending:

@WSET_school_london #WSETSchool

@cheese_academy @patrickmcguigan1

Booking terms and conditions

Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.

Cancellations and transfers

  • Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event
  • Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event
  • If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible
  • WSET School London reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.

Please note: The beer and cheese list and speaker/s may be subject to change

Tasting level

Beginner: No prior knowledge required, only enthusiasm! Perfect if you want to try something new, brush up on the basics, or taste some delicious drinks.