Review: Homage2Fromage York Cheese Launch Party

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Ever been to an all-you-can-eat cheese party? Well, now you can in York! Back in September, Homage2Fromage launched in York and will be hosting regular cheese based events. I was kindly invited to review the Homage2Fromage launch party in York, located in Lendal Cellars. I was given the opportunity to bring a plus one for me, and I knew Kiel would enjoy it so he came along with me.

Homage2Fromage run cheese events across many cities, including Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and now, York. They pride themselves on hosting informal and informative cheese events. This event in particular featured EIGHT of Homage2Fromage’s all time favourite cheeses. The cheese selection was also all served with bread, crackers and fruits.

1. Montgomery Cheddar

This was a classic and traditional cheddar, which the event host informed us is made by the Montgomery family from before WW1 right through to the present day. Using the milk from their own herd of 200 Friesian cows, they also mature for at least 12 months.


2. Colston Basset Stilton P

This British classic is only allowed to be made by give creameries. This cheese looks, feels and tastes traditional, but genuine Stilton is made with pasteurised milk to control quality and consistency.


3. Brie Plasir de Roi

An incredibly creamy cheese – it’s known by the French as the King of Cheese. Legend says that Brie was once spotted by the Emperor Charlemagne, who after tasting it requested that a cartload of Brie should be delivered to his castle regularly. This was a favourite of both myself and Kiel.


4. Char Coal Cheddar P V

This cheese may look odd in colour, but it was created to celebrate 40 years since the miners strike of 1984. For a distinctive look and taste, pure charcoal is blended with mature cheddar cheese. Our hosts informed us you should try this in your macaroni cheese! I wasn’t keen on this cheese, but Kiel liked it.

5. Kit Calvert Wensleydale

According to our host, this is the only unpasteurised Wensleydale. It’s the original Wensleydale and is made in the most traditional way. This cheese is named after Kit Calvert, who brought dairy farmers together to save the creamery that is now one of the best known in the UK.


6. Montaglno Affine P V

Rich and decadent, this is a triple crème soft cheese which is surface ripened and marbled with blue. This cheese beat more than 39000 other cheeses at the 2013 International Cheese Awards, winning the Supreme Champion award. I absolutely loved this cheese, it was definitely a favourite of mine.


7. Sao Miguel P

Matured for nine months and made from pasteurised cow’s milk, this cheese is made on the island of Sao Miguel in the Portuguese Azores. Today, they produce 50% of the country’s cheese and 30% of the country’s cows milk. This was my least favourite cheese of the evening.


8. Munster UnP

As early as 1371, marcaires, which are cattle herds driven by men, pastured around the town of Munster between May and September. This cheese was another one I enjoyed.

There was so much cheese, it felt like we were in cheese heaven. We left feeling extremely full. It was a really lovely evening with a tremendous atmosphere. The event organisers even let people take some cheese home with them, as they didn’t want any to be left over – so naturally I took some home with me to enjoy the following evening. We really enjoyed ourselves, loved trying the different cheeses and I’d highly recommend getting tickets to Homage2Fromage’s future cheese events. Treat yourself to an evening of doing something a little different – cheese tasting. For more information on future events, head to

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