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Virtual Cheese Tasting (real cheese!)

Monday 18th January 2021

Start: 7.00pm | Finish: 8.00pm

The Master has invited past World Cheesemonger of the Year Andy Swinscoe of The Courtyard Dairy to host a cheese tasting for the Guild, during which as he will guide us through six of the very best cheeses, discussing with us their flavours, their histories and why a good cheesemonger would be delighted with them. The six x 100g portions of cheese to be tasted will be delivered to any address nationwide (UK only for this one, sorry) in time for the tasting, along with the matched accompaniments (crackers and preserves) to enjoy at the same time. Your delivery will include the cheeses to be tasted, plus a tasting sheet, map and flavour wheel.
The tasting will be on Monday 18th January at 7.00pm GMT and lasts one hour. You can find out more about the Courtyard Dairy here
Cheese and accompaniments are £35 per person; you can add a half bottle each of white and red wine or six beers (£55 total per person). If you would like to add wine or beer, then please email to let us know so we can amend your booking. Please note that we will share your email address with the Courtyard Dairy for tracking your package. Do let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.

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"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

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"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K


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