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F.A.W.C! Monks, Moulds & Mountain: An Edible History Lesson


Sat 11 Nov 2017, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: Juliet Harbutt, 79 Black Barn Road, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: R18


Listed by: Hawkes Bay Tourism

International cheese maestro Juliet Harbutt offers a fascinating insight into how the great classic cheeses of the world developed. From the “spread” of Feta from Persia to Greece around BC 2000 to Parmesan carried by the Roman legionnaires as they marched from Italy over the mountains to Switzerland, through France and on to England, teaching the shepherds and farmers en-route the art of cheese making. You’ll learn how the Cistercian monks solved the problem of 100 meat-free days a year by creating the strongest, smelliest and tastiest cheeses, many of which still exist and how a priest, a farmer’s wife, a wooden box and a furry white mould made Camembert famous. Finally, Juliet will regale you with New Zealand’s own cheese-making origins. So grab a friend or 2 and take a journey through history as you taste the world’s finest and oldest cheeses.

$75 includes cheeses and 2 Black Barn new vintage wines.

F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is the hottest festival on New Zealand’s culinary calendar. We’ve turned the idea of traditional food festivals on their head by creating a series of events that are refreshingly different. With more than 75 delectable events over 10 glorious days, F.A.W.C! is a celebration of all things food and wine in Hawke’s Bay. Life doesn’t get better than this.