Why Artisan Cheese is the Perfect Pairing for Corporate Events

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At the intersection of tradition and innovation lies the world of artisan cheese, a nourishing catalyst that transforms corporate events from ordinary to extraordinary. If you’re looking for a gift or event that taps into a piece of British heritage that holds a special place in our culture, then artisan cheese, with its rich tapestry of flavours, stories, and craftsmanship, offers just that. You’ll be surprised at the genuine connections with clients and customers that have been forged with a spread of cheeses.

One study found that most British consumers would rather give up chocolate than cheese, showing the power cheese has as the true Great British indulgence. This sentiment underscores the burgeoning artisan cheese sector, which is increasingly being recognised not just for its gastronomic delight but as a vibrant expression of artistry and historical evolution. For business owners seeking to present a gift or organise an event that resonates with authenticity and celebrates an industry on the rise, an artisan cheese-tasting session is ideal.

This guide is for those wanting to enchant their guests or clients with an unparalleled journey of the senses. We’ll examine the reasons why cheese supply makes for a great all-round experience for your business, and what makes Rennet and Rind a fitting choice of supplier and host.

Making Great First Impressions with a New Client

In the corporate world, first impressions are vital. If you’ve just solidified a new working relationship with a client, it’s a cause for celebration and sending a gift is often a way to show your appreciation. When a client sees that you’ve thoughtfully sent them a cheese box that is beautifully packaged and beguiles the senses, it sets a positive tone for the foreseeable future and makes you as a business memorable.

At Rennet and Rind, our specially designed Corporate British Cheese Gift Box contains a journey of five British artisan cheeses from local farms that includes tasting notes, scorecards, and a “how to care for your cheese” guide. We are also able to customise the box with your company branding and a personalised message.

A cheese box from Rennet and Rind will bowl over your new clients, and the level of detail in our cheese boxes will give them the impression that you are a curious business that is passionate about the exciting experience of local artisan cheesemaking rather than sending a contextless gift. Plus, it provides an icebreaker for the next time you meet them.

Make Company-Wide Events Extra Special

Few events can boost employee morale than food and drink tasting sessions. These gatherings not only serve as a great way to relax and bond but also offer an educational twist that leaves a lasting impression.

Rennet and Rind is a close-knit company much like the farms we support, and our corporate cheese-tasting sessions are hosted by our very own company director and two-time Affineur of the Year winner, Perry Wakeman. Here, he will take you on a journey into the sensory world that delights and informs, where you and your employees learn about the history of cheese, where it all began, why we have so many varieties, how cheese is matured and how to taste cheese like an affineur.

Of course, along the way, you’ll be trying some of the best cheeses in the British Isles made by small independent cheesemakers, carefully aged in our maturing room. By reserving one of our cheese-tasting sessions, you're not just indulging in exquisite flavours but also becoming part of a community that values the art and science behind traditional cheesemaking. For more information, visit our corporate tasting events page.

Invite Artisan Elegance to Your Company Conference

As well as hosting tasting sessions ourselves, we also supply cheese for corporate conferences. Whether you are looking to network with professionals and break the ice in a memorable way, or hosting a conference designed to enhance your business image, a table of varied and acclaimed cheeses that people may not have heard about showcases you as thoughtful, innovative and attentive. How could it not when the cheeses on display are a rich selection of well-aged blues, golden cheddars and velvety softs? It signals to others that your company values quality and care, as well as the finer things in life.

Catering to Diverse Preferences

Accommodating all attendees and tasters is vital to the success of a company event. You want to show that your company is considerate and respectful of the dietary preferences of everyone. Happily, the artisan cheese world uses many ingredients and many cheeses naturally use meat-free rennet, making them vegetarian-friendly. From the sumptuously rich Connage Gouda to the complex creaminess of Winslade, our vegetarian-suitable selection is home to uncompromised flavours and textures that have won prestigious titles at the World Cheese Awards.

Perry James Wakeman

Head Cheesemonger of Rennet & Rind. Qualified MonS Affineur, World Cheese Awards Judge and Patron/Trainer of The Academy of Cheese.

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