Women Cheesemakers: Past, Present, Future

10 May Women Cheesemakers Past Present and Future

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A talk and tasting with female pioneers in the cheesemaking industry

Meet the women cheesemakers tranforming the field of cheese by championing the revival of British territorial cheese production. With Bronwen Percival of Neal’s Yard Dairy, and cheesemakers Mrs Ruth Kirkham and Carrie Rimes.

Ticket includes cheese samples.

Bronwen Percival is the cheese buyer for Neal’s Yard Dairy in London. In addition to working with cheesemakers and the company’s maturation team she works to mobilize collaboration between cheesemakers and the scientific community. She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes and the Fight for Real Cheese.
Mrs Ruth Kirkham has been making Lancashire cheese for over 50 years and has witnessed the near obliteration of British territorial cheese, and its revival. Kirkham's Lancashire is widely recognised as one of Britain's best cheeses and while production has now passed to Mrs Kirkham's son Graham she is still on hand to offer advice and help where needed. 

Carrie Rimes makes her cheese, Brefu Bach, on the fringes of Snowdonia National Park near Bethseda in Wales. She is committed to sourcing the most interesting sheep’s milk possible from traditional Welsh breeds feeding on species-rich pastures, with the highest welfare conditions

We regret that we will not be able to cater to special diets or offer substitute food and/or drink for items provided as part of this event.

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Image: L'Etivaz cheese


Name: Women Cheesemakers: Past, Present, Future
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Price: Full Price: £20.00
Senior 60+: £18.00
Student: £17.00
Registered Unemployed: £17.00
Under 18: £17.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546