A cheese odyssey to Somerset

SOME of the country’s finest cheese makers, including Montgomery and Westcombe, will be featured on a special five-day tour, Cheese Journeys, introducing cheese lovers to the unique culinary culture of Somerset.

The Cheese Journeys visit in April 2019 will include cheesemarkers and affineurs, and begins at London’s historic Borough Market, including a visit to Neal’s Yard Dairy, before heading down to Somerset, the birthplace of cheddar.

Guests will stay at the restored English manor, North Cadbury Court, family home of the makers of Montgomery’s Cheddar, (and one of the locations for the 2007 film of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.) Jamie Montgomery will give a guide to British clothbound cheddar and there will be a walking tour of the estate.

The party will visit Tom Calver, maker of multi-award winning Westcombe Cheddar, Duckett’s Aged Caerphilly and Somerset Ricotta, who will demonstrate pairing his cheeses with craft beers from Wild Beer Company, one of the exciting new craft breweries, who are also based at Westcombe near Bruton..

There will also be a visit to Wells farmers market (and the cathedral), and an introduction to the outstanding Stitchelton blue cheese, Hampshire Cheese’s camembert-style Tunworth, and ciders from The Somerset Cider Brandy Company.

Pictured: Montgomery Cheddar