Irish Gin and Cheese Pairing
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Come with us on a gin & cheese journey of discovery.
Not many people know this, but gin and cheese are actually a match made in heaven!
Taste and Tour have teamed up with industry experts to bring together an exciting evening, combining two of life’s greatest pleasures – gin and cheese.
The quality of gin being distilled on the Island of Ireland is second to none, we are proud to shout about the world-class spirits coming from distilleries on our very shores.
Irish Gin is on an upward trajectory and isn’t far from being in a class of it’s own!
Equally excitingly, cheese-making on the Island of Ireland is now at it’s peak and we are host to incredible makers and mongers! Our event sees us collaborate with Michael Thompson, owner of Mike’s Fancy Cheese and proud maker of NI’s first raw milk cheese - Young Buck.
Our experts have worked to select three stunning Irish cheeses and pair them with three Irish gins, all based on their idiosyncratic flavour profiles. Following months of trial and error, we have chosen three cocktails to pair with the cheeses - two classic recipes and one created especially to showcase the synergy of the particular cheese and gin.
Guests will arrive to the venue where they will be welcomed with an arrival gin based drink, before taking their seats for the evening. Our resident gin expert will give an overview of the evening, tips for tasting both the cheese and neat tasting the gin.
The hosts will introduce each gin individually – including an overview of the distillery and brand. Mike will give an insight into each cheese and take guests through the unique flavour profiles and then each one will again be tasted with the bespoke cocktails to give guests the full tasting experience and allow them to compare and contrast.
Following the tasting, guests will then feast on Northern Irish tapas, created using our amazing local produce
Ticket holders receive –
1 x arrival gin based drink
3 x tutored neat tastings of Irish Gin
3 x full cocktails using Irish Gin
3 x tutored Irish Cheese tastings
Northern Irish Tapas
£40pp plus booking fee