Just a few weeks ago we hosted an evening of cheese and beer tasting in our Bath shop. We joined forces with Trethowan’s Dairy (the people behind our ‘Diary of a Cheesemaker’ column) who provided the cheese, their long-time friends Bristol Beer Factory, who supplied the beer, and thirty loyal Toast customers, who came from Bath and around to act as tasters and indulge themselves a little.
We set out long tables (laid with Toast tableware, as you would expect!) down the middle of the shop and there we ate Dorstone, Keen’s and, of course, Gorwydd Caerphilly, all the while listening attentively to Ben Ticehurst’s tasting notes. All were delicious, but the general consensus deemed Stichelton the favourite, in large part due to it’s pairing with Milk Stout, a sweet, black, full-bodied and very delicious beer!
For those that would have loved to come, do let us know – there are plans afoot to hold similar evenings in other shops, but it’s always useful to gauge interest and help us decide where to go next!