Keeping it Mouldy: A Faculty Lecture with Mike’s Fancy Cheese

Keeping it Mouldy: A Faculty Lecture with Mike’s Fancy Cheese

Keeping it Mouldy: A Faculty Lecture with Mike’s Fancy Cheese

The Black Box (Green Room)

Sunday 12 September, 6.00pm


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Come learn how Young Buck cheese is made and taste it as it evolves.

November 26th, 2013 was the date that Mike Thomson made his first Young Buck cheese, in a room in an industrial estate on the outskirts of Newtownards, in County Down.

Young Buck is iconoclastic, for it is a raw milk blue cheese. No one in Northern Ireland had ever done this before, which is what makes the date of the start of production of the first cheese so significant.

Mike, founder of Mike’s Fancy Cheese, will talk us through the process from the milk at the farm, to production in Ards, how cheese ripens and the factors that affect it.

For those tasting, there will be samples of Young Buck at 1 month, 2 months and then 4 months when fully ripened and ready to eat.

Doors 5.30pm | Unreserved Seating


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