What’s Happening in the Cheese World this Month: May 2023

There’s nothing better than getting together in person with your fellow cheese lovers. And this month, we’re in a regally celebratory mood; we’re especially delighted to feature a training course provided by Royal Warrant Holders, Paxton & Whitfield. If it’s not training you’re after, we’ve got a whole host of tastings and festivals to whet your appetite.

Keep an eye on our events page and courses page for more events and training courses taking place in the months ahead.

CHEESE event

1. Artisan Cheese Fair

  • 20-21 MAY 2023
  • 10:00 – 16.00PM

The Artisan Cheese Fair is the UK’s largest cheese fair with around 50-60 Artisan Cheesemakers from across the UK & Ireland, who between them make some 300 cheeses.

Workshops, Tutored Tastings, Food Theatre and Entertainment. Tickets £5 in advance and on the gate. Ages 16 and under are free.


2. Cheese Painting Masterclass

  • 22 May 2023
  • 19.00 – 21.00PM

We are delighted to have paired up with Cheese and Wine Painting Club, in association The Cheese Society to give you this very special opportunity to paint a Brie, and taste along!

With expert tuition, over zoom, from Ed Sumner ART, this is no run-of-the-mill cheese tasting, nor is it an ordinary painting class. This is a paint-taste fusion!


3. The Best Cheeses of New Zealand: A Sensory Journey

  • 5 May 2023
  • 19.00Pm (NZ Time)
  • online

During this virtual tasting event, you will travel virtually, with international cheese judge Franco Sessa, around the different regions of New Zealand, to discover how cheese makers and terroir have shaped the many outstanding cheese varieties. (Please note this is in NZ time)


4. Affineur of the Year Meet the Baron Bigod Cheesemaker

  • 18 MAY 2023
  • 18.00pm

Meet Fen Farm Dairy’s inspirational cheesemaker, Jonny Crickmore, on the third of our live webinars to Meet The Maker & Competitors. Jonny will chatting to the competitors about the affinage tips and techniques they are using on his legendary soft, mould-ripened cheese in advance of the finals event of Affineur of the Year 2023.


5. Paxton & Whitfield Level One Associate Certification

  • 12 MAY
  • 09.00 – 17.00PM

This Level One cheese course takes place in the historic Jermyn Street shop, the oldest cheesemonger in Britain. The course is designed to appeal to anyone with a personal or professional interest in cheese: you will learn to taste like a professional, discover a structured approach to tasting and be introduced to a range of tools for effectively communicating about cheese.