What’s Happening in the Cheese World this Month – January 2024

Lots of different varieties of cheese on a cheese board with honey and dried fruits and nuts

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try and keep it all the year” wrote Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol. With this sentiment in mind, we bring you these wonderful events to keep you enjoying cheese long after the decorations have been put away. And for those of you who like to do a little more advance planning, check out our courses and events pages for more cheese-related activities.

1. Cheese & Wine Pairing Evening – West London Wine School

  • 25 January 2024
  • 7PM – 9PM

Love Cheese? Love wine? Get yourself along to West London Wine School’s cheese and wine matching evening and learn about the best cheese and wine pairings to enjoy at home. As well as tasting six cheeses and matching them with some classic wines from around the globe, they will be talking about food and wine matching more generally, giving you some really good tips to take away. 

Cheese and Wine Masterclass with London Wine School

2. Academy of Cheese Level Two Certification with Hands-on Cheese Making

  • 10-11 JAN 2024
  • 9AM – 5PM

Run by Academy of Cheese experts, and taking place at the eminent Loughry College situated in the heart of Northern Ireland, this hands-on course will bring to life the Level Two modules, making a connection between the theory and the practical skills.  Designed for cheese industry professionals and passionate consumers alike that have completed the Academy of Cheese Level One certification.

Level 2 Cheese Course with Cheesemaking

3. La Fromagerie Cheeseboard Workshop

  • 30 JAN 2024
  • 7PM – 9PM

La Fromagerie, iconic London purveyors of fine cheese, invite you into their cheese room to discover how their skilled cheesemongers curate cheeseboards, through taste, texture and seasonality. As well as some less well-known cheeses, your tasting will include different accompaniments and drinks pairings.

La Fromagerie Cheese Workshop

4. National Cheese Lovers’ Day – COMPETITION!

  • 20 JANUARY 2024

To mark National Cheese Lovers Day on the 20th January, we are giving away a FREE Level One self-study cheese course. The Level One course is your first step to developing a greater understanding and appreciation of cheese. You’ll explore the main types and styles of cheese through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the skills to describe them.

National Cheese Lovers' Day Competition

5. Cheese Tour of Norwich with Cheryl Cade

  • 26 & 27 JAN 2024
  • 10AM – 12PM

Join cheese educator and sommelier, Cheryl Cade and nibble a wedge of history on this two hour guided-walking tour around the heart of Norwich. You will explore local cheeses while being guided by Cheryl to at least 4 specially selected venues so you can taste history and find your favourite cheese.

If you can’t make any of the January dates, the tours run most Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.

Chery Cade Cheese Tours of Norwich Sniffing Cheese