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Cheese Night (Postponed from 28th Sept)

A social evening of cheese exploration through collections and tasting
November 30, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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November 30, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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A black and white photo of lady in an apron holding a large round of double Gloucester cheese

Explore the story of cheese through The MERL’s archive and objects with collections specialists, and share a sociable evening discovering some delicious local cheeses and accompaniments, including a carefully paired drinks, all guided by the delightful Angela Brown, our Retail Supervisor and resident cheese expert!

After an introduction to the MERL’s cheese-related objects from curator Dr Ollie Douglas, and chance to browse a pop-up display of cheesy archive and library collections, Angela Brown will talk you through a selection of cheese*, accompaniment and drinks pairings, and share fascinating information about each cheese.

For the tasting, guests will be seated on tables of up to six, so whether you come in a group or as an individual, this will be a wonderfully sociable celebration of cheese!

Attendees must be aged 18+

*Cheeses will be vegetarian but not vegan

Image: Black and white negative of Double Gloucester cheesemaking with Mrs Albert Brown of Actrees Farm, near Berkeley, Gloucestershire from the John Tarlton Collection (P TAR PH1_3_3_1_4)