Get ready for four festive cheese-based nights and a walk-in ‘cheese bar’
Leeds cheese icons Homage2Fromage, the biggest cheese events company in the north, are aiming to help you achieve that extra layer of insulation this winter, with a four-night residency at Butler’s restaurant in Kirkstall Forge in the ground floor of CEG’s Number One.
The menu will bring together the best of British and French cheeses. Think sharing boards oozing with Tete-de-Moine curls, Yorkshire Blue with honey, Lincolnshire Poacher crisps and Yellison’s Goat Cheese mousse. And if that hasn’t got you dribbling into your lap, how about raclette poured over potatoes and bacon, fondue, or baked camembert topped with smoked chorizo?
With the Homage2Fromage sharing evening, you’ll get all of it and more for £35 a head (or £30 if you book before 16th November). It’s an evening aimed at groups, so tables will accommodate 4,6,8 or 10 – although there is the promise of an un-ticketed walk-in cheese bar if you can’t persuade your mates to join you in dairy heaven.
Homage2Fromage was started in Leeds in 2011, with founders Nick Copland and Vickie Rogerson offering pop-up monthly cheese nights in pubs across the city centre. Since then, the company has grown and now operates across the North of England. This isn’t their first residency either; Homage had a successful cheese café in the now-closed Lab bar in the Merrion Centre back in 2015.
For tickets, visit www.clubhomage2fromage.co.uk
In other cheese-related news…
Chapel Allerton’s George & Joseph Cheesemongers have won Best Specialty Cheese Retailer at the 2018 Great British Cheese Awards. The ceremony took place in London on 17th October, with over 13,000 people voting for awards in seven categories: Speciality Cheese Retailer, Best Artisan Producer, Best Hard Cheese, Best Soft Cheese, Best Blue Cheese, Best New Producer and The People’s Choice.
George and Joseph opened in Chapel Allerton in 2013 and their establishment now boasts over 100 local, UK and European cheeses as well as a fine selection of crackers, chutneys, charcuterie and wine. They supply restaurants around the city, including a brilliantly convenient partnership with neighbouring Wayward Wines, and even offer subscription boxes via their website.
George & Joseph, 140 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton LS7 4NZ