Academy of Cheese presents: fizz and fromage

Our final Academy of Cheese collaboration of 2019 sees Lydia Harrison MW and cheese expert Patrick McGuigan matching fantastic fizz with cheeses that love some sparkle. Perfect festive fodder.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Tastings finish between 8.00 and 8.30pm.

39-45 Bermondsey Street, London. SE1 3XF

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Intermediate wine tasting

The Academy of Cheese return to WSET School London for our final cheese and wine tasting of 2019, this time focused on a fantastic pairing of fizz and fromage. 

Our own Lydia Harrison MW will be popping the cork on some a great sparkling wines in a range of styles, while Academy of Cheese expert Patrick McGuigan matches them with an array of fizz-friendly fromage.

By the end of the tasting you'll understand the Academy of Cheese approach to tasting cheese and how sparkling wines are a versatile and delightful pairing choice, all in time for the party season.

About Patrick McGuigan:

Patrick is a Brighton-based freelance food journalist and cheese writer, who contributes regularly to titles including The Telegraph, The Financial Times, Harrods Magazine and Restaurant, among many others. 

As one of the country's leading cheese writers and communicators, Patrick has interviewed many of the world's best cheesemakers, affineurs and mongers, writing extensively on the subject for the Telegraph, among others, and appearing on BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme. 

He hosts regular talks and tastings for the public, trade and press, and is a senior judge at the World Cheese Awards and the Cheesemonger of the Year award. He also runs training courses at the School of Fine Food and has studied cheese at the School of Artisan Food, the Cheese Guild and the Academy of Cheese. 

Cheeses and pairings to follow

Booking Terms and Conditions

Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.

Cancellations and transfers

  • Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event
  • Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event
  • If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible
  • WSET School London reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.

Contact us

If you would like to book over the phone or have any particular enquiries about this event, please call our Student Services team on 020 7089 3841. We can also be reached by email at