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Roland Barthelemy: The Art of the Cheeseboard

We recently had the pleasure of co-hosting a virtual event with legend of the cheese world Roland Barthelemy in partnership with our Patron L’école du Fromage by Savencia UK. Roland is a champion of the cheese world and provost of La Guilde Internationale des Fromagers who is often described as a ‘force majeure’ in the international cheese community. With a list of accolades to his name too long to mention, this really was a wonderful opportunity to learn from the very best!

From his home kitchen in France, Roland shared his pearls of wisdom on how to create a show stopping selection of cheese canapes guaranteed to impress.

The event is available to watch again and to help you re-create the magic at home you can see each of Roland’s creations below. (Currently French language only, transcript to be added shortly.)



Epoisses on ginger bread toast and tangerine zest


Esquirrou with blueberry on toasted baguette


Canape of Margalet with zucchini (courgette) and grilled bacon


Chestnut macaron and Saint André


Saint Agur toast with banana slice and Guanaja dark chocolate


Provencal canape of goat Crottin on a beetroot cracker


Thank you to Roland & Claudine Barthelemy!