Become a Cheese Pairing Event Professional Host

Partner with Charlie Turnbull and generate new income in your business by hosting cheese events, cheese and wine events, or events with cheese and cocktails, spirits and mocktails.

Charlie Turnbull, cheese expert, casselier, founding direct of the Academy of Cheese can help you host expertly guided cheese and wine events. Become one of our Partners and

  • Host ticketed events
  • Host events for stag, hen nights or family parties
  • Host events in wineries, breweries and cheesemakers
  • Host for networking
  • Host for corporate events and team building

If you know food and drink you can do this. We can give you all the support and training you need.

Is it for you? Here are the Headlines

Each live event is based on 5 cheese and drink pairings.  I usually use wines, two red, two white and a fortified or dessert wine as they are the most popular. Each offer is themed, such as Classic Wine and Cheese, or American Wines with Cheese. 

You can buy in three formats:

  • Pop-up party: Single use party, maximum 12 people. £49 (around $60)
  • Professional host: unlimited repeat events for 6 months, unlimited guests. £155 (around $195)
  • Pro-Bundle: 4 Events, unlimited repeats, usable over 12 months. £465 (around $585)

For every Party/Event we give guidance on how to source your wine and cheese.

Added value options:

  • You can buy a Pop-up Party to try it out. When you go onto make a Pro purchase we will refund the price of the Pop-up
  • With every Pro purchase you get a free credit for Turnbulls online Introduction to Cheese Course
  • Every purchase comes with a Preparation Portal helping with the sourcing of cheeses, wines and preparing the event space

What happens on the day

You are the host. Your guests join their tables for the cheeseboard and wines. After your introduction you play the Meet Charlie video.

You introduce each tasting with Charlie’s 3-4 minute video. Your guests can taste, discuss, perhaps ask questions of you or your team and make their own discoveries. Charlie encourages them to make their own conclusions. This typically takes 10 or so minutes. After the last pairing, Charlie has a short thank you/goodbye video.

The whole event will take 60-90 minutes, depending on your pacing and what else you have planned.

Each Event/party has a Portal for you and your guests.  It includes

  • All the pairing videos
  • Supporting tastings notes for the wines and cheeses
  • Introduction notes on What is cheese, What is wine and How on the Essentials of Tasting and Pairing

You can give access to your Guests to the Party if you choose.


Find out more?

You access all you need through CharlieTurnbull.com – how to source your cheese, how to prepare your event space, and all the media you need for you occasion.

Each event has 3-5 wine (or other drink) and cheese pairings. Each pairing begins with a 3-4 minute video of Charlie introducing the wine, the cheese and how they pair. Your guests then try the cheese and wines, discovering the tastes and matches as Charlie describes. Each pairing in total takes 10-15 minutes, so your guided tasting events will last 40-80 minutes.

Charlie Turnbull’s pre-recorded presentations and tasting notes are

  • Expert
  • Affordable
  • Fun
  • Fascinating

You can host where you like, when you like, confident it will be a success.

Charlie’s combination of professional expertise, humour and enthusiasm work every time to educate and entertain your guests. There is no easier way to get a high profile professional international cheese specialist to your party.

Find our more:

Our offer to you:

Buy a Pop-up (12 person) party and try it out. If you like it we will refund the cost against your next purchase.


A free credit to our online Introduction to Cheese course for you or a member of your team every time you book a Professional course worth £69/$86.

Each party is 3 or 5 cheese paired wines, spirits, cocktails, mocktails or beers.

What is in the Classic Cheese & Wine Party? Here is a demonstration

Pairing 1: Goats Curd & Lightly Oaked Chardonnay

The oldest cheese in the world, fresh goats’ curd, paired with a very modern smooth slightly creamy Californian Chardonnay.

Pairing 2: Taleggio & Californian Sauvignon Blanc

Soave, from the uniquely Italian Garganega grape, produced north of Venice, paired with a sharp crisp Californian Sauvignon Blanc, bright with notes of lemon and apple.

Pairing 3: Pinot Noir & Brie

Pinot Noir, light, young and full with red fruits such as strawberry and cranberry pairs with a gooey, earthy, mushroomy, ripe brie.

Pairing 4: Zinfandel & Gruyere

The Californian home grape Zinfandel paired with Gruyere, the classic alpine “Swiss” cheese with smooth rich satisfying sweet and savoury notes.

Pairing 5: American Port & Stilton

An American version of the Portuguese classic Port, paired with English Stilton. A staple combination in fine dining since 1740.

Supporting your party: Your Party Portal

You will receive two courses in your charlieturnbull.com Party Portal:

  1. A Preparation Portal, giving you all you need to prepare for your event including how to source your cheese and wines.
  2. Your Party Portal showing you pairing media for your event. You can share you Cheese Party Portal with your guests for them to learn to. 

Both your Portals will be available in your MyStudy in the menu bar of charlieturnbull.com.

You Purchase Options:

We do Pop-up Parties and Professional Events. Pop-up Parties are for smaller groups or home parties. Professional events are opportunities for businesses to host events for commercial purposes, such as revenue generating, networking, team building or marketing. Professional gives long term, repeat access to events and can be presented to larger groups.

You can choose a:

  • 5 Cheese and Wine Party, which includes all the above options…or
  • 3 Cheese and Wine Party, which includes Goats Curd & Lightly Oaked Chardonnay, Gruyere & Zinfandel and Stilton & Port.
Pop-up Parties £49 (around $60)
Perfect for:
  • One-off events
  • Smaller groups of friends or family
  • Colleagues for a smaller Team event
  • Smaller private functions and parties
  • Get to know you/networking sessions with clients
Your package
  • Buy your Cheese Party Portal for 3 weeks
  • Book now and activate when you choose
  • Share with up to 12 Guests on your Party Portal
  • Preparation Portal available from your time of booking

Professional: Large or repeat events £155 (around $195)
Perfect for:
  • Large or repeat events
  • Professional event organisers
  • Events at wineshops, vineyards, cheeseshops, farm shops and more
  • Larger groups of friends or family
  • Colleagues for a large Team event
  • Cookery schools and colleges
  • Unlimited private functions and parties
  • Larger getting to know you/networking sessions
Your package
  • Buy your Cheese Party Portal for 6 months
  • Book now and activate when you choose
  • Have as many parties as you like in three months
  • Share with an unlimited number of Guests on your Party Portal
  • Preparation Portal available from your time of booking

We are Real People..

Please talk to us.

If you have questions, want to use our Parties in a different way, or want to contact Charlie about something else, just chat. We are real people, no bots. Email or WhatsApp using the chat buttons on the bottom right of your screen.

Or just book now:

A quick Teaser..

Your videos will be 3-4 minutes per pairing, with an introductions to the cheese, the wine and then why they go so well together.

Here is an example of of Charlie’s Champagne and Brie to get your mouth watering.

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No other training provider makes learning so comprehensive, so enjoyable or so convenient, whether you are in the UK or any other country in the world.