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NOW CLOSED: Calling all cheese lovers…fancy coming along to a French goat’s cheese masterclass and a tasting session in London on Thurs 24th November?

(57 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-Nov-11 14:35:47

We have been asked by French goat's cheese who are running the Easy Cheesey Chèvre campaign, to find 20 Mumsnetters to go along to themed Masterclass hosted by Sophie Wright (French goat's cheese ambassador in the UK). Sophie is one of the youngest and most talented new chefs around and author of cookbook, Home at 7, Dinner at 8 which has been featured regularly in the Evening Standard.

The Masterclass will be taking place on Thursday 24th November at a cooking school in central London. The hands on class will start at 12 and finish around 2.30pm. The venue can be reached easily on public transport (Oxford Circus & Bond Street tube) or public car parking is nearby.

During the tasting event and masterclass, you will get to:

~ Taste a range of French goat's cheese (chèvre in French) from mild to strong, creamy to hard with complimentary drinks
~ Discover some of the 1,001 ways to enjoy chèvre and learn about the different types and regions from which they come and the best ways to enjoy them as a dish ingredient or on a cheese board
~ Create a selection of mouth-watering recipes and learn how versatile and easy to use French goat's cheese is
~ Be part of a group q&a with French goat's cheese expert
~ Sit back and enjoy the dishes at the end in the stylish dining area
~ Leave with inspiring recipe ideas, tips and a bag of cheesy goodies

After the event you'll be asked to add written feedback to a thread on Mumsnet.

Attendance is by invitation only - if you'd like to attend please sign up here and we'll be in touch with full details if you're selected.

Travel expenses of up to £15 will be paid. Sorry no children.

If you are unable to attend please post your question here and we will do our best to ensure it gets asked - responses will be available on the feedback thread.

Thanks and good luck
MNHQ

vincenta Tue 01-Nov-11 14:49:13

mmmm.sounds delicious ! I would love to take part...smile

wahwahwah Tue 01-Nov-11 14:53:25

me me me! Oh pick meeeeeeee.

FirmBottom Tue 01-Nov-11 17:29:19

please choose me! In fact, please cheese me!

hope I got in early enough to get picked - I lurrve goats cheese

wahwahwah Tue 01-Nov-11 17:35:07

I Camenbert the thought of not being picked
It's Gouda be me

and there's a lot more where that came from...

gazzalw Tue 01-Nov-11 17:55:23

PS, MumsnetHQ (to add to reason for wanting to go), forgot to mention that we have just bought a copy of Sophie Wright's book for SIL as part of her Christmas pressie. Like the look of her recipes and would welcome some ideas to add some va-va-voom to our meals!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-Nov-11 18:47:09

Cheers to all who have applied.....

I have a question which hopefully one of you can ask for me (not sure I will be there) - if I add a slice of goat's cheese to the top of say a lamb steak under the grill (with say some cherry toms etc) or in the oven it seems to go all runny and watery? I think I put it in too early but how long do you think it should have to be firm yet melted? I guess only a minute or 2?

Tortington Tue 01-Nov-11 18:59:55

if you stick it in the microwave you can watch it and stop it at appropriate time..thank my geniusness later

PerAr6ua Tue 01-Nov-11 19:17:53

<<Making an ack sound like a cat with a hairball>>

<<not entering into the spirit of the thread at all>>

Ann I leave mine for about a minute just to soften it up. Normally though any goats cheese in our house is eaten way before it has the chance to be cooked.

LaVitaBellissima Tue 01-Nov-11 21:58:53

Ann is there any wine at this cheese tasting?

I just stuffed a MAHOOSIVE mouthful of blue goats cheese in my gob while getting out something else.

stilton waiting to hear if I will be picked - I edam better be

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-Nov-11 23:03:17

lavita...ooohh I don't know...will ask! A cheeky red may go down well?!

Yeah where is edam when you need her? grin

Solo Tue 01-Nov-11 23:10:33

Bugger! that would only allow 45 minutes to get back for school run!

ElectricSoftParade Wed 02-Nov-11 08:26:01

Oh I would love to come along to this. It is on my birthday so it would be extra special <whingy, pleading voice>.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Nov-11 11:13:57

solo - if you can go but need to leave early please do apply...you may need to be on our reserve list as they would prefer folks to be there for the whole session.

me, me, me, me please!!!!! Would love to as Goats cheese is my absolute favouritist thing in the whole world ever!

wahwahwah Wed 02-Nov-11 12:14:53

When do we find out? I am standing here hopefully, holding out a Fudges cracker (double yum).

I'll be good, I'll be really really good, and even try the really stinky stuff in the name of research and for the good of man and womankind.

wahwahwah Wed 02-Nov-11 12:15:45

Are they reading our posts to see if we are undesirables or loopy?

orangina Wed 02-Nov-11 12:56:49

Sounds LOVELY, have done survey and would love to be picked......

wahwahwah Wed 02-Nov-11 13:08:58

How exactly does one get a job like 'French goat's cheese ambassador in the UK'?

Fillybuster Thu 03-Nov-11 12:37:18

ooh...goats cheese....mmmmm....

I can definitely bunk off work clear my diary for this smile

wahwahwah Thu 03-Nov-11 12:42:35

When do we find out? I will have to dig out my cheese hat.

eurochick Thu 03-Nov-11 12:58:42

Dammit, it's too close to a work deadline for me to be able to go but I would love to. I have long been a cheese fiend but developed an intolerance for cow's milk in my 20s. I have since developed a love of goats cheese but am largely unimpressed with what I find in this country. I completely gorge on the stuff when I go to France though. Mmmmm.

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