All-You-Can-Eat Cheese Parties Are Coming To The UK

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, UK
Published 09.05.19
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Cheese festivals in the UK; what more could you ask for?

I used to think I knew quite a lot about cheese but last night at a pub quiz, bizarrely, there was a round on the lovely stuff and I’ve got to be honest, I did so badly that I ended up losing the quiz.

I was leading before that but for this round, they deducted two points for every wrong answer and I did horribly. Did you know that Stinking Bishop was invented in the 1970s? Also, per head, France eats the most cheese in the world. I thought that would be too obvious, so I went for USA. Nope. France.

Anyway, back to the article…

All you can eat cheese parties? Boy, why not?

Courtesy of the mercurial geniuses at Homage2Fromage, cheese festivals are hitting the UK all over the place and when I say all over the place, I mean seemingly exclusively the North.

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Unfair. Cheddar is so much better than Red Leicester.

The places where you can find these coveted cheese parties are Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Harrogate, and once you get there, you’ll find a whole host of different themes, depending on the cheeses on offer.

Each party will also have a guest speaker, which is cool. A very vague thing to say, I understand as technically, you or I could be considered a guest speaker if we go there and talk for a bit of money.

Naturally, given that cheese is on offer, you can also expect a bounty of wine, pickles and crackers. Something for everyone.

Co-founder of Homage2Fromage, Nick, explained to The Metro:

The aim of the club is to celebrate great cheese in an informal fun way – this is not about snobby cheese and wine tastings, it is about sharing one of the greatest foods ever, in a simple, relaxed way.

Homage2Fromage helps you discover new cheese, meet like-minded cheese fans and hear some of the amazing stories behind cheese and cheesemaking.

If you are passionate about cheese, curious about the many different kinds of cheese out there, how it’s made, where it comes from, who makes it, why something so simple can be so diverse, so versatile, so delicious – then this is the club for you.”

I like the sound of that.

One last thing; the cheeses aren’t labelled, only numbered. As the evening progresses, you’ll be told more about them.

Count me in.

Images via Homage2Fromage, Getty

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