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In case you missed me last weekend in Morges and Geneva I'm heading your way again. Friday 21st October from 7 - about 9 or so in the evening I will be at the Christ Church in Lausanne for a wine and cheese evening. I will give a talk about my cheeses with some funny stories and I will have a competition to win a big chunk of Stilton. There will be lots of cheese to try and also to buy, a percentage of my take will go to the church too.

The wines will be from South Africa and there will be tea and cakes afterwards (how sweet, made by the church ladies of course).

This is not a religious event, you don't have to be a Christian, or even religious, to attend. it is purely a fund raising event to keep this important building standing.

A very lovely forum member has suggested we have some beers afterwards so I'd welcome being taken by the hand on a pub crawl. I'll be staying in town that night, so you'll just need to get me back to my hotel in one piece.

The next day I'll be in Geneva at the Moevenpick wine shop from about 11 - 5. I'm not sure what their plans are exactly, but they usually have 40 or so bottles of wine open for you to try and I'll have some special cheeses to pair with them. The wine and cheese tasting is completely free, but of course you can buy to take home too.

In particular, we would like to know if you are attending the Lausanne church evening do so we can plan numbers, just let us know about the Saturday one if you're hoping to meet some more lovely EFers!
RSVP'd Yes: 6 (5 members and 1 guests)
  • zymogen - At the English Church - looking forward to it!
  • nic80 + 1 guest
  • CiaraMawson - Looking forward to meeting some new people while enjoying some lovelycheese!
  • SimonP - mmm sounds good :)
  • BelindaBel - I have just one question.... When will we get our cheese and wine?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rJ206ApObI
RSVP'd Maybe: 9 (6 members and 3 guests)
  • Mikers - + tolalala + our daughter. if we can make it we will.
  • Verbier - Hope to make it. Vanilla will have to do the babysitting.
  • Didsbury_Doll + 1 guest - If Beanum and I don't get held up at work we'll be there.
  • Phil_MCR - Let's see if I make it to Geneva on the third attempt :P
  • curiousngeorge + 1 guest - Is this open to just anybody? I don't know you all but it sounds fun!
  • Vlh22 + 1 guest - Sorry.... am going to have to see if friend and I can afford the entry fee...
RSVP'd No: 7
  • grynch - I'll actually be with a mate paddling down the Thames that weekend ... or did he say piddling in the Thames?.. whatevah
  • magic - I will be away on that date, darn, next time
  • ceppych - Unfortunately I'll be in London, or I would come.
  • smackerjack - Sadly not able to be there this time..
  • Sky - I'm really sorry
  • karin_z - Wow, sounds pretty good! Will be there with one person. Cya
  • Mélusine - Will see how it goes with cranky baby who has a cold... :( update: baby is too cranky with her cold, and now I have it as well :(
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Old 16.10.2011, 00:49
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Re: Lac Lemaners. I'm heading down your way again and need my hand holding

Grumpy may I kindly ask you if you would bring that cheese that changes consistency with time. The one that was harder in the middle and softer towards the outside ?
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Thanks... and introduce her to my Cheddar cheese too as it is quite different from the Coop "version"
For me English cheese = Wallace & Gromit I wan crackers and cheese!
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Old 16.10.2011, 12:29
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Grumpy may I kindly ask you if you would bring that cheese that changes consistency with time. The one that was harder in the middle and softer towards the outside ?
Don`t all cheeses eventually...
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Don`t all cheeses eventually...
of course
But there really was one that was different. It was like 2 cheeses in one.
And of course I can't remember the name
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But there really was one that was different. It was like 2 cheeses in one.
And of course I can't remember the name
Was it this one?

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Right country, wrong cheese.
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Re: Lac Lemaners. I'm heading down your way again and need my hand holding

Does that mean you've guessed which one it is and you'll bring some ?
If so, thank you.
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Old 17.10.2011, 18:28
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Don`t all cheeses eventually...
True. But this one starts life dry and crumbly and gets more creamy once it's 4 months old.

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Does that mean you've guessed which one it is and you'll bring some ?
If so, thank you.
Yes, Gorwydd Caerphilly. It won Gold medal at the British Cheese Festival in Cardiff a few weeks ago and the ones I have now will be perfect this weekend (ie, more creamy than in this pic)

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Old 18.10.2011, 09:53
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Re: Lac Lemaners. I'm heading down your way again and need my hand holding

Well, I shall certainly be having some of that on Saturday Grumpy - looking forward to buying some of your eggs at last too! Will you be providing a small "lunchy" thing, or are you just obliged to provide cheese tasting in the usual sense of the term (I suppose you have to allow Movenpick to sell some wine!)
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Old 18.10.2011, 10:46
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Re: Lac Lemaners. I'm heading down your way again and need my hand holding

It won't be lunch but I will try to remember to buy some bread on my way to Lausanne.... I'll also have some chutneys open so we could make cheese sarnies
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Old 20.10.2011, 14:55
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Re: Lac Lemaners. I'm heading down your way again and need my hand holding

A new delivery has just arrived so I'll be bringing some great cheeses to these 2 events including our best seller Godminster Bio Cheddar, my favourite cheddar from the Isle of Mull (ask me for my recipe for the "Scottish Fondue with whisky"), our new aged Red Leicester, Gorwydd Caerphilly, the new and amazing "Traditional" Blue Stilton, Shropshire Blue, Somerset Blue as well as some goat and sheeps milk cheeses, oatcakes and chutneys.

I might even bring some Clotted Cream with me. See you tomorrow or Saturday.
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Old 20.10.2011, 16:28
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Please do not forget the eggs Grumpy!
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Old 20.10.2011, 17:02
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Please do not forget the eggs Grumpy!
I have a 6am start but I'll pop into the stable and wake the girls early to see if they have something for you. You can't get much fresher than that.
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Old 21.10.2011, 05:38
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Re: Lac Lemaners. I'm heading down your way again and need my hand holding

I've just realised I missed off one very important bit of info. The church are charging 25.00 a head for the event tonight. There will be plenty of cheese and wine though so it will be good value and it's a good cause.
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I've just realised I missed off one very important bit of info. The church are charging 25.00 a head for the event tonight. There will be plenty of cheese and wine though so it will be good value and it's a good cause.
Ah... that may pose a problem... for two unemployed folk... afraid will have to change to a 'maybe'...
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Re: Lac Lemaners. I'm heading down your way again and need my hand holding

Thanks to everyone who made it (one intrepid soul came all the way from Shaffhausen!), we had about 50 people in the end and I hope you all enjoyed the wine, cheese and my stories.

I'm off to Geneva now to the FREE wine and cheese event (sorry for missing the charge off the church event, but it was for a good cause). See you anytime after 11.00

And for British cheese lovers in this area, I'm in discussion with 2 shops down here about them stocking some of our cheese, hopefully very soon.
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See you there - with any luck I will get around to preparing breakfast in the next 10 minutes, and then it will be up and away to Movenpick (we will have showered and dressed in the meantime of course!). Daughter is waiting with baited breath to taste some cheddar.
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My husband and I enjoyed ourselves! Thanks!
We're discussing making the voyage up to you at some point
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Re: Lac Lemaners. I'm heading down your way again and need my hand holding

It was a real pleasure to finally meet up with you Michael. We have sampled a little of all we purchased yesterday, and the whole family, including the dog, really enjoyed the experience! Please thank the respective Misses Cluck for producing such excellent eggs (with almost orange yolks) - could I say la crème de la crème?!

I do so hope your schedule allows you to visit Geneva again in the not too distant future Michael.

All the best,
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Re: Lac Lemaners. I'm heading down your way again and need my hand holding

Sorry to have missed you both times you were here. Hope you'll be back again soon and that there will be some shops stocking the cheeses - do keep us posted! Cheddar cheese toastie....yum yum!
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