Cheese and Somerset Wines Tasting

Cheese and Somerset Wines Tasting


June 22, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Bookings closed

You may have already experienced the magic that happens when a mature Cheddar and a crisp Sauvignon Blanc combine on your palate. But have you done this Somerset style? On the farm where the cheese is made, where you can look the goats in the eye? Where the wine has come from over the hill, not from the other side of the world. Everyone is talking about goats and Somerset wines. Find out why!

This event has limited spaces and sells out quickly, so book now to secure your place.

The Cheeses

Our lovely British Toggenburg goats produce deliciously creamy milk which is ideal for cheese making. Sarah has developed a range: from traditional soft cheeses to goaty takes on classics like Brie and Halloumi. And of course, mature Cheddar.

We believe in ethical farming so the goats go outside in summer (and whenever the weather is dry) and live in cosy, straw filled barns in the winter. We don’t use any pesticides or artificial fertilisers on our grass meadows, from which we make hay or haylage to feed them in the winter.

Ebbor Gorge Goat Brie

Mature Burcott

The Wines

Somerset has a burgeoning wine scene that is quickly gaining recognition for its distinctive wines. The region’s cool climate and varied terroir are well-suited for growing a range of grape varieties, particularly those used in the production of sparkling and white wines. The most commonly planted grapes include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Bacchus, which thrive in Somerset’s mild summers and benefit from the slow ripening period that enhances their aromatic complexity.

The local wineries in Somerset are celebrated for their craft and innovation, often using traditional methods blended with modern techniques to create unique flavours. Somerset wines are known for their crisp acidity and vibrant fruit notes, with many wineries focusing on producing high-quality sparkling wines that rival those from more established wine regions. The region’s commitment to quality and sustainability has also led to a rise in organic and biodynamic practices among its vineyards, further solidifying Somerset’s reputation as a notable wine-producing area in the UK.

We’ll have four wines available, including a red and white from Somerset. After hearing a little background on climate, terrain, and how English wine differs from those from other parts of the world, you’ll choose two – one from here and one from abroad.

A total of 2 – 2.5 units of alcohol will be served. For those staying here (or with a chauffeur) more of any of the wines is available by the glass or bottle.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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