Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day set for 16 April

30 March 2016 by
Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day set for 16 April

The second year of Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation takes place in the UK and across the world on the 16 April.

Originally established in the US by Oldways Cheese Coalition, the global network of events aims to celebrate ‘curds, cultures and communities' and provides operators with an opportunity to explore new cheeseboard options.

Prior to this year's Appreciation Day, food distributor, Harvey & Brockless will be hosting the London leg of their Meet the Makers tour at Westminster Kingsway College on Wednesday 13 April, showcasing over 30 cheesemakers with at least 12 producing raw milk cheese.

Tracey Colley, retail and events manager at Harvey & Brockless, said: "In the past, raw milk has been misunderstood but increasingly chefs are discovering the benefits of this type of cheese. They have the capacity to deliver incredible length and depth of flavour, which is as close to the pastures and terroir as it can be."

"Our London event is a celebration of raw milk," she added. "We'll be hosting a Wild Beer Co and raw milk cheese pairing masterclass and visitors will be able to sample produce from all over the UK as well as taste-test raw and processed milk varieties."

Producers at the event will include: Fen Farm Dairy's Baron Bigod, Appleby's, Berkswell, Cheese Cellar Dairy, Isle of Mull, Lincolnshire Poacher, Montgomery, Mrs Kirkham's, Norbury Blue and Paccard.

Chefs' can register to attend Harvey & Brockless' Meet the Makers event by emailing tracey.colley@harveyandbrockless.co.uk.

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