The Guild of fine food

Could you be a Cheese Judge?

3:00pM (BST) SATURday 14th October – IN-PERSON EVENT

About this event

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a cheese judge? Do you have the sensory skills to identify a good cheese from a MAGNIFICENT cheese? Come along to our fun, informative and exciting cheese tasting masterclass, with a twist!

Great Taste judges have honed their senses in order to professionally assess a cheese. In this masterclass, cheese expert and industry legend, Patrick McGuigan will acquaint you with your senses and show how taste, texture, aroma and appearance all play a part when it comes to considering a cheese’s quality.

And once you’ve done the theory, it’s time to put your new skills to the test, with a blind tasting of six delicious cheeses.

And then the finale! You get to play at being a cheese judge and will decide which cheeses are worthy of 1, 2 or 3 Great Taste stars. Will your tasting skills match up to those of a Great Taste judge?

Learn what it takes to be a judge and put your skills to the test in a blind tasting of six cheeses. This in-person masterclass and tasting is taking place at the Guild of Fine Food’s judging venue, just around the corner from London’s Borough Market. It is sure to fine tune your tasting skills and give you an insight into what it’s like to be a Great Taste judge.

Location: Guild of Fine Food, 42 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN

Time: 3pm – 4pm (British Summer Time)

Price: £30 (includes VAT)

Tickets are limited, so book yours now:

Please note, all events and speakers are subject to change or alteration. There are 30 spaces available. We reserve the right to cancel the event due to lack of numbers or circumstances beyond our control a full refund will be made.

Tasting Toolkit

Three useful tools from the Academy Of Cheese to help you taste cheese like a pro before, during and after the Big Cheese Weekender.

Connect & Share

If you like what you see and eat, please shout about it on social media using the hashtag #BigCheeseWeekender. And do please keep buying good cheese: now, for the festival and afterwards!


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