The Grand Gourmand

The Best Cheeses of New Zealand: A Sensory Tour


About this event

Kicking off the Big Cheese Weekender from the Southern Hemisphere, is Franco Sessa, international cheese Judge, Academy of Cheese Training Partner and accomplished cheese monger.

To celebrate NZ Cheese Month, Franco will be taking you on a virtual guided tasting, curated by The Cheese Wheel.

You will travel with Franco, The Grand Gourmand himself, on a sensory journey around the different regions of New Zealand, to discover how cheese makers and terroir have shaped the many outstanding cheese varieties.

Essential Information:

When: Friday October 13th 7pm NZ TIME | 7am (BST)

Where: Virtual (Microsoft Team link will be emailed to you)

Language: English

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: NZ$15.00

Taste along at home

This event is in collaboration with The Cheese Wheel. Every month the Cheese Wheel curates an outstanding selection of New Zealand artisan cheeses.

While the event is open to everyone around the world, the (highly recommended) taste along at home option is available only to cheese lovers living in New Zealand!

Order now your cheese pack from The Cheese Wheel by clicking here.

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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