What’s Happening in the Cheese World This Month: February 2023

February is the month for romance, so let us fill your hearts and bellies with our round-up of what’s going on in the cheese world this month. Also keep an eye on our events page and courses page for events taking place in the months ahead.

CHEESE event

1. FREE Masterclass: The Famous Cheeses of France: A Sensory Discovery

  • 8 February 2023
  • 18:00 – 19.00PM

Travel with us, around the different regions of France, to discover how people and terroir have shaped the many delicious cheese varieties. As we go, Philippe Dumain will give a guided tasting and illustrate how, through the use of your senses, your enjoyment of cheese will be taken to the next level.


2. Paxton and Whitfield’s Cheese For Fizz Masterclass

  • 17th FEBRUARY 2023
  • 7pm – 8pm GMT

This virtual tasting explores artisan cheese pairings for fizz. Chelsea shop manager and expert cheesemonger Simon will be talking you through some of his favourite cheese and fizz pairings, plus how he goes about finding the perfect combination.


3. La Fromagerie Level One Associate Certification

  • 27 FebrUARY 2023
  • 09.30am – 17.00pm

Join senior cheesemonger and educator, Max Melvin, to discover and taste iconic cheeses at this award-winning Bloomsbury cheesemongers. During this one-day course you will taste cheeses at various stages of the ripening process, learn the different classifications of cheeses and how they’re made, understand the provenance of cheese and how to assess quality. 


4. St David’s Day Cheese & Wine Pairing with WSET & the Academy of Cheese

  • 1 MARCH 2023
  • 6.30 – 8.30pm
  • London

Not technically February, but we’d hate for you to miss out! Celebrate St David’s Day with Anjali Douglas DipWSET and Patrick McGuigan from the Academy of Cheese. Taste six wonderful Welsh cheeses paired with a diverse selection of outstanding Welsh wines.


5. 15% off with Quicke’s Cheese online shop

Quicke’s have been nurturing the family’s Devonshire land for 14 generations and use time-honoured methods and recipes passed down through the years to create outstanding cheese. Friends of the Academy get 15% off Quicke’s Cheese entire online shop during the month of February.

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