Calling all cheese lovers! Join us for an evening of tastings and an insight into the craft of artisan cheesemaking with Morgan McGlynn as we celebrate the publication of her new book The Modern Cheesemaker.
Morgan McGlynn is one of the youngest women in the business; she runs Muswell Hill Cheeses in London and is Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch resident cheese expert as well as the cheese adviser for Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason and an expert judge at the World Cheese Awards.
The Modern Cheesemaker shows you how to make 18 cheeses, from the rich and gooey, to the wonderfully stinky, and all the cheeseboard favourites – including simple, fresh cheeses such as mozzarella and ricotta, working up to salty and versatile halloumi, feta and paneer, perfect, melting Swiss cheese, through to aged Cheddar and Brie. Starting from the very basics of the making process, with a guide to milk types and the seasonal nature of cheese, The Modern Cheesemaker will deepen your understanding of this essential ingredient and its production. Morgan will give us a peak at the cheesemaking process and pass on her expert tips – from making, storing and ageing to tasting, slicing and hunting out new cheeses.
We’re delighted to be partnering with Appleby’s, Cheesemakers from Hawkstone Abbey Farm, Marchamley, Shrewsbury for this event. Sarah Appleby will also be on hand to showcase their cheeses which you’ll have a chance to taste and savour with a glass of wine.
What better way to spend an evening!
Tickets: £10 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Modern Cheesemaker). Includes cheese tasting & a glass of wine/soft drink. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).
Join Simon the Storybodger at the barn in Comer Woods. Settle down for 45 minutes of tall tales inspired by the surrounding woodland. The Shepherd’s Hut will be serving hot drinks and light refreshments.
For information https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dudmaston/whats-on
Michael Feeley is a former UK police officer who has investigated many scenes of crimes and has undertaken all forms of evidence gathering. He now uses those 17 years of investigative training to decipher a code that has been encrypted in the monoliths and famous structures of our ancient past.
Michael takes you on a journey beyond the four elements of the material realm. This secret knowledge is denied to the general population.
Join us for this fantastic, enlightening talk, together with a delicious high tea consisting of savouries, sweets and a cream tea.
Tour the newly planted rose border at Dudmaston, before spending time with Michael Marriott, world renowned rose expert and Technical Manager at David Austin Roses. Rediscover the beauty of this much-loved flower and explore the different ways that roses can be used in gardens. Browse the Stable Courtyard shop and treat yourself to a rose for your own garden. A glass of wine and light refreshments are included in the ticket price. Booking is essential.
Lexicographer – Best Selling Author – Queen of Dictionary Corner
Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost and the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly (and yes, you really can be gruntled). She will look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps – such as the frenzied fit of tidying we all do just as guests are about to descend (that’s a scurryfunge).
Alongside such forgotten stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters.
Each evening will include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and she’ll be asking the audience for theirs. In fact, she’ll be welcoming any questions about word origins, usage irritations, the dreaded impact of Americanization, and the very future of our language in her very own ‘word surgery’.
Funny, fact-filled and delightful. – Jonathan Ross
Wonderfully clever and funny . . . a national treasury from a national treasure. – Richard Osman
Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words. – Pam Ayres