What’s Happening in the Cheese World This Month – December 2023

Deck the boards with slabs of cheese, fa-la-la-la-laaa, la-la-la-la. Arguably one of the best times of the year for a cheese fan, as cheesemakers, mongers and stall holders go into overdrive and work all hours to bring you the best cheeses for your festive boards. With that in mind, this month’s round-up of events have been selected to help you discover, shop and prepare for your celebrations. And we know some of you are already looking forward to 2024, so get your New Year sorted by checking out our courses and events pages for inspiration.

1. Evening of Cheese at Borough Market

  • 13 DECEMBER 2023
  • 6PM – 9PM

Borough Market’s annual Evening of Cheese is back on 13th December from 6 – 9pm. Get ready for a cheese-themed shopping extravaganza led by this wonderful community of cheesemongers. Enjoy tastings, seek expert advice and put together a festive cheeseboard featuring the highest quality cheeses from Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands. 

2. Level One Virtual Cheese Course with Partout Fromage

  • 16-17 Dec 2023
  • 7pm – 10PM*

This is for anybody who loves or works in cheese and wants to learn more about it. From the basics of cheese making, affinage and pairing to the principles of cheese service and degustation. The course consists of two interactive live webinars over the weekend, with one session exclusively dedicated to cheese tasting. *Paris Time

3. Clawson Cheese Shop: Christmas Extended Opening

  • 8-23 DEC 2023*
  • 9am-5pm

If you’re going traditional with Blue Stilton this year, make sure to head to the source this December. Usually only open one weekend each month, the lovely folk at Clawson are extending their shop hours to Monday to Saturday. Alongside some special seasonal offers, you’ll be able to pick up their full range of festive cheeses, including Blue Stilton, White Stilton with Cranberries and Double Gloucester with Chive and Onions as well as their best-selling Shropshire Blue and Rutland Red.

*excludes Sundays

4. Lynher Dairies Christmas Shopping Evening

  • 14 DECEMBER 2023
  • 6pm – 9pm

Join the team down at Lynher Dairies in Truro for an evening of festive fun. Showcasing their award-winning cheeses, as well as beef from their own dairy cows, they will be serving up delectable cheese toasties and specially-curated cheeseboards throughout the evening. whilst you place your Christmas orders and browse their hamper selections.

5. Cheese & Charcuterie with Tŷ Caws

  • 7 DECEMBER 2023
  • 7pm – 9PM

Join Ty Caws & The Baker’s Pig for a mouth-watering event filled with delicious British cheese and Welsh charcuterie. For just £22, your ticket includes a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival and snacks at the table; before moving onto three cheese and charcuterie pairings with bread and olives to accompany. For those attending, there’ll also be a 10% off cheese & charcuterie purchased on the night.