Cheese in London: An Insider’s Tour

01 November 2016

The Academie Opus Caseus, the center for professional development at MonS Fromager-Affineur lead a select group of cheese professionals on a discovery of the vibrant cheese scene in London this fall. Rosie Teare, former cheesemaker for Mary Holbrook at Sleight Farm, Academie alumnus, and now affineur at Mons in St Haon le Chatel, will co-host the program with the Academie’s Sue Sturman.

   

Cheesemonger visits: Neal’s Yard Dairy will discuss their work to revitalise traditional UK farmstead cheesemaking, Paxton & Whitfield will explain what it means to be a purveyor to the Queen for over 100 years, Androuet and Mons Cheesmongers UK will discuss French and English mongering, La Fromagerie will share with us their experience in distribution, retailing and restauration, and London Cheesemongers’ Jared Wyboe will tell us how he started with a bicycle, three wheels of Comté and a credit card…

   

Cheesemaker visits: On day three of the program, we’ll drive to Somerset to visit ultra-traditional Montgomery’s Cheddar, historic Westcombe Dairy, and relative newcomer White Lake Cheese. We’ll also visit innovative urban cheesemakers in the heart of London.

More highlights: We’ll lodge in a traditional English Inn, dine at a country pub, and visit both Borough and Spitalfields Markets.  We’ll also visit the famed Spa Terminus, the repurposed railway arches that have become a hub of London’s artisanal food production.

Registration is limited to 6 participants and is open to cheese professionals only. Please check the eligibility criteria here.  

Registration deadline: Monday 3 October, 2016

Dates: Tuesday 1 – Friday 4 November, 2016

Cost: $3000 USD, including 4 nights’ accommodation (double occupancy), most meals, and all ground transportation

More info: email Susan Sturman at the Academie Opus Caseus

The Academie Opus Caseus is the center for professional development within the MonS Company.  The curriculum evolved out of practical, daily experience over decades, in collaboration with top French dairy scientists and researchers.  MonS Fromager-Affineur is widely recognized in France and internationally as one of the premier affineurs in the world, and draws from over 50 years’ experience in all domains of the cheese business, from production and product sourcing through affinage, national and international distribution, wholesale, and retail. 

Cost: $3,000 USD

Tickets / Information: http://academie-mons.com/londonmonger.shtml

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