Six Steps to Maximum Enjoyment

Calling all Cheese Lovers! Join the movement supporting small cheesemakers and get yourself involved in this year’s Big Cheese Weekender. You’ll discover some great cheeses and have fun along the way. Here’s how…

Step 1: Choose your events

With the line up now confirmed, it’s time to plan your Big Cheese Weekender viewing. There are loads to choose from, like cookalongs with chefs, virtual tours or kicking back with some great cheese and wine. You can browse them all on our what’s on page or download the whole programme. Not sure what to join? Check out the themed ideas below to get you started.

Step 2: Order some cheese

With the Big Cheese Weekender just around the corner, it’s time to get some cheese in. But, how do you choose? We know, with so many great cheeses available from so many interesting makers, where do you start! Well, here are a few ideas to help you…

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Where to buy Cheese Directory

Looking for a local place to buy cheese? We are building a directory of Cheese Makers & Mongers to help you find the cheese you need.

Step 3: Enter to Win

We all love a competition. And, this year some of our guest speakers have come up trumps, each offering a chance to win a generous selection of their products. Enter for a chance of winning

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Step 4: Connect (And Share The Cheese Love)

The excitement is building around this year’s events across social media, search for the hashtag #BigCheeseWeekender on twitter, Instagram or facebook and join in the cheese chat. The more people using the hashtag the wider the reach for great cheese – Let’s get it trending.

Step 5: Impress Your Neighbours

Show people that you are supporting the Big Cheese Weekender. Download, print and display them in your window.

Step 6: Watch, Taste, Cook – Enjoy

That’s it your all set. Hopefully you have selected some events to join, have some cheese in the fridge and you are ready to taste along with our Cheese Professionals. Wait, one last thing. Whilst you enjoying the events, why not record your tasting notes and taste along like a pro using the Academy Of Cheese’s Tasting Toolkit

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.

Enormous thanks to our Patrons. We wouldn’t be here without you!

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!