Say Cheese

Say Cheese! Members of the Worshipful Companies of Bowyers and Fletchers certainly did on St Patrick’s Day 2021 with a marvellous on-line cheese tasting provided by The Courtyard Dairy, the specialist cheese refiner and purveyor based near Settle in North Yorkshire.

The cheeses were definitely not virtual since six had been delivered to attendees by post, along with two half bottles of wine. Guided expertly by Richard from The Courtyard Dairy, we heard about the provenance of each cheese in turn. All of the cheeses are farmyard produced, reflecting the aims of this Cheesemonger of the Year to encourage this small-scale local industry and return to the traditions of the past. This meant we were treated to unusual cheeses from Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as an intriguing Brie-style from Suffolk.

The Master Bowyer, David Laxton, and the Master Fletcher, Stuart Robbens, welcomed us all and gave the vote of thanks, as well as encouraging friendly debate and cheesy jokes from the 40 members across both companies who were present.

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