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

Chèvre, Chavroux, Cabra, Chabichou – however you say it, goat’s milk cheese is having its moment. May is typically the month when the glorious goats come into their own: the kidding season almost done and with that arrives the beautifully young and fresh goat’s milk cheeses. We’ve got two events taking place this month that celebrate the delights of goats milk cheese – details of which can be found below. But we’re not “milkist” here – we like to include all varieties, so make sure to check out our list below of other cheese events taking place in May, as well as all the other courses and events in the Academy calender.

1. Artisan Cheese Fair

  • 18-19 MAY 2024
  • 10Am – 4PM

The Artisan Cheese Fair is the UK’s largest cheese fair with around 50-60 Artisan Cheesemakers from across the UK and Ireland. Other food & drink stands include wine, spirits, pies, cider, cakes, beer and hot street food, whilst there is a full line-up of workshops, tutored tastings and a food theatre.

Visitors to Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray looking at cheese stall and tasting cheese

2. Exploration of French Cheese Traditions with Three Classics

  • 29 MAY 2024
  • 6PM – 7PM

Register for this FREE MASTERCLASS with French cheese expert, Noémie Richard and not only will you be guided through three of the most favoured cheeses of France, but you will also learn the rich story behind each cheese, how the French like to eat and cook with them and the best drinks to pair them with.

3. Wisconsin Cheese Festival

  • 17 – 19 MAY 2024

A gathering of cheese makers and cheese lovers, farmers, artisans and vendors to celebrate what Wisconsin is best known for – paired with world-class Americana, country, folk and bluegrass music, whiskey, wine and craft-beer. Enjoy fun contests, educational presentations, fantastic music, a delicious variety of creative foods, and of course, loads of cheese! 

4. Tasting & Sensory Profiling Course

  • 20 – 21 MAY 2024
  • 9am – 5PM

Develop your cheese tasting skills with Academy of Cheese expert Charlie Turnbull, on this comprehensive two-day course and give your career in cheese a boost. Whether you’re a cheese judge, cheesemonger or cheese enthusiast, don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your cheese knowledge, palate and career to new heights.

5. A Celebration of Goat’s Cheese Tasting

  • 23 MAY 2024
  • 7.00PM – 8.30PM

Join us for this special tasting to celebrate the wonderful world of British goats’ cheeses. We want to show you how delicious they are and how different they can be in terms of flavour, texture and appearance. The cheesemakers will talk to you about the cheeses, as well as introduce you to their dairies and their goats!