Tuesday, 15 March 2016

    La Cave à Fromage | South Kensington

    La Cave à Fromage is 100% a must visit for any cheese lover. I am truly a cheese addict so when they invited us to attend their British vs French wine and cheese tasting evening, I was absolutely delighted!

    This wonderful place primarily offers French and British cheeses throughout their shops and online. Their first shop opened up in November 2007 after around 7 years of being suppliers to the top UK restaurants – thank the lord they opened their doors to the public. As well as their original store in South Kensington they have opened stores in Notting Hill, London and Hove, Brighton. Each store holds regular monthly tasting events to give people the opportunity to get a further understanding of different cheeses and to taste different types that they may not have had before. La Cave à Fromage also offer table service during lunch and dinner time (dependent on if there is an event on).

    Our evening was hosted by the charming Melinda and Fred. They took us through each of the cheeses and wines so effortlessly whilst sharing lots of interesting information – keeping everyone engaged and entertained. It was clear to see how passionate they both were and so friendly; they really made the evening enjoyable. The slates were presented with the French cheeses along the top and the British cheeses along the bottom, served with some fresh bread and charcuterie board; delicious!! 

    For those readers who are interested to know, these are the following cheeses and wines we tasted. The wines that were paired followed the traditional rule of the strength of the cheese was reflected in the body of the wine.

    St Maure de Touraine, Louire Valley, France
    Bosworth Ash, Goat, Staffordshire, UK
    Wine - Domaine de la Rizoliere, Beaujolais blanc, France
    Cambembert, Cow, Normandie, France
    Tunworth, Cow, Hampshire, UK
    Wine - Cairanne, Côte du Rhône, France
    Cantal, Cow, Auvergne, France
    Montgomery Cheddar, Cow, Somerset, UK
    Wine - Villa Carniole, Teroldego, Italy
    Blue Cheese
    Roquefort, Ewe, Aveyron, France
    Lanark Blue, Ewe, Scotland, UK
    Wine - Auriga, Maury, Languedoc-Roussilon, France

    I loved every cheese that we tried – which was no surprise to me. On the tasting evening there is around 8-10 people in attendance. We were seated next to a lovely couple called Sandra and Roy who made our evening even more enjoyable. It is really nice way to meet other like-minded cheese lovers, to try new cheeses and a great way to spend an evening. La Cave à Fromage is an ideal venue to go on date night, to go with your girls, or to take your parents too. See below for their upcoming events and be sure to check out their website here.  Each event starts at 7:15pm and cost £35 unless state d otherwise and we both felt this is a great value for money. Finally, you can book by calling up the desired shop.

    A huge thank you again to La Cave à Fromage for such a perfect evening, we will certainly be back in the near future.

    Lots of Love,
    N x


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