LAKE District based artisan farmhouse cheesemaker and owner of Manchester cheesemonger’s New Market Dairy, Martin Gott, is gearing up to join a star-studded line up of cheesemakers, chefs including the likes of fellow Lakes resident Simon Rogan, food writers such as Jenny Linford and an array of cheese aficionados including the likes of Ned Palmer at the UK’s second virtual British Cheese Weekender later this month.

Launched last year in response to the crisis facing the country’s specialist cheesemakers when the Covid struck, the British Cheese Weekender returns this year with three days of free online cheese events aimed at celebrating and supporting this fragile sector.

It will kick-off at 5.00pm, April 23, with cheesemaker Mary Quicke, and finish at 9pm.