Friday, March 19th, 2021
A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles: Towards a Richer Understanding of Terroir with Ned Palmer
A lunchtime conversation followed by open discussion
Friday, March 19, 2021
In its simplest form, terroir refers to the influence of place—the local climate, topography, soil, and flora—on the character of a cheese. But if cheese is a product of place, it is also a product of people—a particular local culture—and of time–the specific moment when that style of cheese was created. It follows, then, that cheese can speak to us not just about where it was made but by whom, and when. In this talk, Ned Palmer will explore this broader notion of terroir by telling the story of the British Isles through the medium of cheese.
Ned Palmer is a London-based cheese educator and the author of A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles. He began his 20-year cheesemongering career at Borough Market and Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, and he now hosts cheese tastings through his company, The Cheese Tasting Co.
12:30: Sign-in to Zoom
12:40: Presentation followed by general Q & A
You can taste along with Ned Palmer as he discusses some of the cow’s milk cheeses named for places such as Cheddar, Cheshire, Wensleydale, Stilton, and Caerphilly. A specific list of cheeses to have on hand will be posted on the CHNY website and the Eventbrite online event page.
The program is free to members, although advance registration is required. Please RSVP through Eventbrite, and we will send you a link to join the Zoom meeting. Nonmembers and guests are invited for $10.
Reminders and the Zoom link will be sent the day before the program and twice on the day of the program, but if you miss the emails, you can access the link at the Eventbrite online event page once you register.