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Kirrily Walhorn, with over 12 years of experience in the beer industry, has earned a reputation for hosting memorable beer-based events that bring some fun to the modern dining experience, while introducing people to the true elegance of her favourite beverage. So when Claudia Bowman, the adventurous “cheese girl” of McIntosh & Bowman, approached her about the beer and cheese experience, she just had to get involved.
Always on the hunt for inspiration, Bowman spent the last seven years travelling the world in the name of cheese, and she certainly knows her subject. Her cheesy experiences mean that she isn’t confined to the view that morsels of cheese can only be followed by sips of Bordeaux or Chardonnay, so when she wanted to lift a mouthwatering selection of international and local farmhouse cheeses to new heights, it was The Beer Diva who sprang to mind.
These aficionados share a commitment to breaking down the barriers of “fine dining.” Together, their passion is infectious – and their expertise means that each and every combination that they serve to their guests is pure bliss.
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Contrary to popular belief, cheese-loving cultures around the world consider beer, not wine, the ideal accompaniment for cheese. It makes sense: they grow up together on the farm – the grain that is used to make beer is often the very same grain that is fed to the cows, goats and sheep whose milk becomes cheese.
Their shared roots mean that, placed side-by-side, beer, with its graceful maltiness, and cheese, with its creamy complexity, form a symphony of complementary aromas and flavours – at the same time earthy, fruity, musty, nutty and decadent.
The Beer and Cheese Experience is the perfect introduction to this divine combination. The artisan and farmhouse cheeses served have been hand-picked by the connoisseurs at McIntosh & Bowman to exhibit a variety of tastes and textures, and are enhanced by a range of brisk, palate-cleansing brews, which have been carefully chosen by an accomplished beer enthusiast.
At the tasting, you will not only discover luscious new combinations, but you will learn about this match made in heaven, which will change even the most stubborn skeptic’s mind.