Weird and Wonderful Wine & Cheese with WSET and the Academy of Cheese

Join Anjali Douglas DipWSET and Patrick McGuigan to explore some rare, unique and lesser-known corners of the wine and cheese world. 


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29th February 2024


6.30pm – 8.30pm


London, UK



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Intermediate wine tasting

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

Port and Stilton, Sancerre and goats cheese, Vin Jaune and comte – there are some classic wine and cheese pairings many of us know and love. But what about the more unique regions and stranger styles in the world of wine and cheese?

Anjali and Patrick will present some truly unusual combinations, sure to delight the senses. You might just find your new favourite combination.

We will be tasting six wine 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

  • Yoredale
  • Petit Blaja
  • L’Etivaz
  • Idiazabel
  • Minger
  • Blue Brain

Example Wine List

  • Blackbook ‘Fragments of Time’ Sauvignac 2022
  • Domaine Beudon Fendant 2007
  • Bodegas Cota 25, Miraflores UBE 2021
  • Drapper Coteaux Champenois 2018
  • Contero Brachetto d’Aqui
  • Vino Naranja Condado de Huelva

About Anjali Douglas

Anjali Douglas WSET School London educator

Anjali is a Wine Educator and Events Manager for WSET School London. She currently teaches the Levels 1-3 Award in Wines at the school. As Events Manager, she oversees a programme of 100 annual consumer events, from introductory tastings to advanced masterclasses.

She is the recipient of the prestigious Dom Pérignon Golden Vines Scholarship and will begin her Master of Wine studies in September. She is also part of the leadership team for Women in Wine LDN.

Read our interview with Anjali.

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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@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 wine list and speaker/s may be subject to change

Tasting level

Intermediate: An in-depth exploration of a particular topic. Some prior knowledge is beneficial – such as a WSET Level 2 qualification – but these sessions will be enjoyable and educational for anyone with an interest in the subject.