Festive cheese & wine with Patrick McGuigan & Bolney Wine – FUNDRAISER, SOLD OUT

  Thursday 9 Dec 2021

  7:00 pm  - 9:00 pm

Learn to create the ultimate holiday cheese board with innovative wine & food pairings in this festive workshop with cheese-expert Patrick.

Patrick and HelenBe quick if you want to join our popular festive cheese and wine event – led by top food writer Patrick McGuigan and Helen Chesshire of the Bolney Wine Estate. We can’t wait to welcome this fun duo back to the Kitchen after their previous sold-out events.

In this hands-on class, Patrick will share his tips for selecting the best cheeses for your festive feasts and you will taste some of Patrick’s favourite cheeses – all made by small farmhouse and artisan cheesemakers. He will also share a selection of unusual accompaniments for you to taste alongside – from honey or nuts to the more unusual chocolate or even Christmas cake!

You will taste five cheeses in total, and alongside Helen will offer some award-winning still and sparkling wines as she reveals how you can complement your creations with the best in English wines and spirits from the Bolney Estate.

This is great seasonal prep for impressing your guests this Christmas – or maybe just for readying yourself for a little indulgence by the fireside this holiday.

Patrick McGuigan is a Brighton-based food journalist & cheese writer for a range of national titles. He is a senior judge at the World Cheese Awards, a member of the Guild des Fromagers, teaches Academy of Cheese training courses at the School of Fine Food in London and also runs the Online Cheese School. He is also the co-founder of Brighton’s OctoberBest restaurant festival.

Bolney Wine Estate: Bolney is one of the oldest vineyards in the UK and for 50 years have been pioneering the growth of winemaking in this country which is now the most exciting new wine growing region globally. The wine estate is located on the edge of the South Downs and has a picturesque restaurant and café overlooking their stunning vineyards.

Tickets for this event include:

  • professional tuition
  • all ingredients and equipment
  • five cheeses to taste, alongside accompaniments, breads and crackers
  • five matching wines and a cocktail

Dietary information: This menu for this class is vegetarian but please note that the cheeses may be made with raw milk and contain animal rennet. For any other allergies or dietary requirements, please contact us to discuss before booking.

Booking instructions

Tickets for this event are £55 per person including all food and accompanying drinks, or £50 when purchasing two or more tickets, just select the BRINGAFRIEND ticket option. Please note that only one gift voucher or discount code can be used per purchase, click ‘enter promo code’ to submit these details. If you need assistance please contact us.

Funds raised from this class will support us to re-kit out the Kitchen – replacing worn out pots and pans and other equipment as we re-open post lockdown. Patrick and Helen have generously donated their time for the class.

Refund policy:

We are unable to provide refunds except if there is a mistake with the booking and we are notified within 48 hours after booking. In the event of any change in government covid guidelines, we will reschedule classes if necessary and bookings will be valid for the new date or can be transferred to another event.

If you are unable to attend your class for any reason, we encourage you to transfer your booking to a friend who can attend in your place. Please provide us with the new attendee’s details before the class starts by emailing info@bhfood.org.uk. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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The Community Kitchen
Queens Road

Festive cheese & wine with Patrick McGuigan & Bolney Wine – FUNDRAISER, SOLD OUT

The Community Kitchen, Queens Road, Brighton, UK

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