Can you tell the difference between Stilton and Parmesan? Do you know the difference between a Brie and Camembert? Can you identify one type of cheese from another by sight or smell alone? If not, then it’s time to brush up on your cheese knowledge! At our top-rated cheese tasting evening events, we’ll teach you all about fresh cheeses. As well as how they’re made, when they’re best served and how to pair them with wine or beer.
Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience
A cheese tasting evening is a great way to entertain your clients or staff at a corporate event. It’s also a wonderful way to spend an evening with friends and family. Are you thinking of hosting one for your corporate evening? Here’s our guide to the perfect cheese tasting event.
Cheese Tasting Evening Top Cheeses
Cheese tasting is the best way to use your wine collection. It’s an excellent way to get creative with your snacks at corporate events.
- Cheese tasting is a great idea because:
- You can choose how many people you want to invite, so it can be a small or large gathering!
- It’s cheaper than buying champagne, and you’ll still have lots of fun!
- You can make it as elaborate or as simple as you like. This depends on your budget, tastes and experience level!
- Know your Jarlsberg from your Gruyere
There are many types of cheese, and each one is uniquely delicious. Here are some common varieties you might find at an event:
Jarlsberg is a Norwegian cow’s milk cheese with a mild, nutty flavour. It can be aged anywhere from 4 to 16 months, resulting in a strong flavour that becomes more pronounced with age.
Gruyere is another Swiss cow’s milk cheese with fruit flavours and hints of butterscotch and caramelised onions. Like Jarlsberg, it develops more complex flavours as it ages – from 6 months to several years. Unlike Jarlsberg, Gruyere is typically made into small disks rather than enormous wheels or blocks (though this isn’t always true!).
Brie comes from the area around Paris and has characteristic white rinds made from mouldy crusts that protect the soft interior paste beneath. This paste has butter-like flavours that become stronger when aged for long periods (upwards of three years) before reaching full ripeness.
Blind taste challenge
What is a blind tasting challenge? Blind taste challenge: a blind tasting challenge is a fun and interactive activity that helps to educate your guests about cheese. A blind tasting challenge is an activity where you serve cheeses for your guests and get them to guess the type and origin of the cheeses they are eating.
This can be done in two ways:
- You serve each person one cheese per round, so they don’t know what other people have chosen
- You serve two different types at once. So everyone knows what they are eating, but not which one they chose first.
Cheese Tasting Corporate Events
A corporate cheese tasting event can be tailored to the venue and budget. Are you hosting the event in a large space? We can bring several types of cheeses and serve them on boards or trays. For smaller spaces, we’ll choose one or two types of cheese that will pair well with crackers, breads and other snacks you have planned for your event. We’ll also arrange everything on plates and place cards so that guests know what they’re eating before they take a bite!
To sum it up, this is a fun and exciting way to engage with your clients and employees. Not only will they be entertained, but they’ll also learn something new! We hope this blog has given you some ideas on how to incorporate cheese tasting into your corporate events and shows just how easy it can be to do so.