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An evening of cheese and wine with the NJLD

This event has established itself as a firm favourite in recent years with the Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division and about 40 of Nottingham’s future legal stars joined us for an evening of networking over cheese and wine. Our taste buds were treated to a voyage of discovery as we spent the evening sampling an interesting and diverse range of cheeses, each on a well matched biscuit or cracker and accompanied by a carefully chosen wine pairing.

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As usual, the team at The Cheese Shop in the Flying Horse Walk looked after us very well. The cheese selection was broad enough so as to offer something for everyone but also encouraged us to try something new. Plus they were very generous with the wine! The team from the cheese shop talked us through each cheese and wine selection and encouraged a discussion about the flavours.

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We started with a rich and creamy Croxton Manor cheddar. Next was a smooth and mellow Golden Cross goats cheese, both of which were partnered with a dry and fruity Prosecco.

We were then treated to a sweet and fruity Oglesheild, made from Jersey cow’s milk. This was followed by a light tasting brie with a lovely golden colour and a full, rich taste from the God Minster creamery. Both cheeses were matched with a crisp Pinot Grigio.

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For the finale they brought out the big flavours. We started with a Burt’s Blue, a very powerful blue cheese from Cheshire which was a real treat for those that like blue cheese (like me) but it was deemed too strong by some in the group. Finally we tasted a Camembert washed in Calvados. Again this was a strong taste but the strength of the Camembert was tempered by the sweet Calvados. Both cheeses were served with a robust Ciconia Syrah from Portugal, which complemented them excellently.

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In all, it was a great opportunity for the junior lawyers of Nottingham to socialise in pleasant surroundings, whilst sampling some interesting cheeses and wines. We will be back next year!

David

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