Cheese lovers rejoice! Cheesemonger and professional cheese taster Ned Palmer is coming to Faversham for the opening night of the festival to talk us through the history of cheese, from prehistoric Celts to postmodern foodies, and how key moments and major currents in our history are embodied within our food.
After studying philosophy, theatre and experimental psychology, Ned Palmer worked as a jazz pianist and hospital porter, before helping out on a stall at Borough Market in London, which led him into a life of cheesemongering. He runs the Cheese Tasting Company, where part of his job is to pair cheese with wines, beers, whiskies and history.
This event is kindly sponsored by Shepherd Neame.
Wednesday 19 February, 7–9pm, The Old Brewery Store. Tickets £20, including a four-course tasting menu of local Kent cheeses and ales. (Doors open 7pm; Ned Palmer 7.30–9pm)
* Ticket is subject to booking fee