Tunworth: A Very British Masterpiece

8pM (BST) FRIDAY 13th October – Virtual event

About this event

Described as the “Best Camembert in the World” by Raymond Blanc, Tunworth was created by Stacey Hedges after asking cheesemongers what cheese the UK needed. Roll the clock forward nearly 20 years and the founder of Hampshire Cheese Company is still making this award-winning cheese.

Join Stacey for this guided tasting, as she shares the story of her journey into cheese and the creation of two of Britain’s favourite cheeses. She chats with Andy Swinscoe from The Courtyard Dairy as they discuss the pairing of red wine, as recommended by award-winning chef, Tommy Banks.

Taste Along with the Stacey

Curated especially by The Courtyard Dairy for Stacey’s talk, this box celebrates Hampshire Cheese’s famous cheeses:

  • Tunworth is an English Camembert good enough to make a Frenchman weep: vegetal, porcini-flavoured and intense.
  • Winslade is a modern creation – a cross between Vacherin and Camembert, encircled by a spruce strip. Soft, gooey, with floral, piney notes.

Have these cheeses, along with matched accompaniments: Damson paste and Peters Yard crispbreads delivered to enjoy, as Stacey tells you the story of her journey into cheese and the creation of Tunworth and Winslade.

The ‘Cheese & wine’ option also includes a matched 250ml measure of wine chosen by Tommy and James Banks (owners of the Michelin starred Black Swan at Oldstead) as the perfect match to Tunworth: Syrah Mourvédre red.

Please note, all events and speakers are subject to change or alteration.

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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