The award-winning Lyburn Cheeses, produced by the Smales family at Lyburn Farm, are known locally as New Forest treasure.
For Festival Week, The Drift Inn at Beaulieu is hosting a tasting event with Mike Smales whose family has been making Lyburn Cheeses for 40 years.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear about the cheeses and of course to try them - Lyburn Gold, Stoney Cross, Lyburn’s Winchester, Old Winchester, Lyburn Lightly Oak Smoked or Lyburn Garlic and Nettle.
Having picked your favourite you’ll also then get to enjoy that Forest lunchtime treat - a Ploughman’s. A variety will be served throughout the afternoon at The Drift.
More about the Drift Inn
The Drift is an old coaching inn set on open moorland right in the heart of the New Forest.
Named after the traditional New Forest pony ‘drifts’ and nearby pony sales yard, this family-friendly pub serves home-cooked food and a great selection of ales.
It’s motto? Wellies, walking boots and dogs always welcome!
Lymington Community Centre
Friday 4 November, 7pm
£15 including Supper
Think you're a fab foodie and that drink facts are a doddle? Well test your knowledge at the New Forest Marque Food and Drink Quiz!
You'll be up against other foodies and the competition will be intense and possibly a little raucous.
But whoever wins everyone can indulge in a delicious Cheese and the Forest Larder rustic supper with local produce of course!
For further information or to book your place please click the red email button below.
Award-winning Lyburn Cheeses have been made at Lyburn Farm by the Smales family for 40 years.
Each is made using the farm's own pasteurised cows milk, and a vegetarian rennet and the list of awards for each is remarkable.
The latest addition, Stoney Cross, named after an old World War II airfield close to the farm, is mould ripened, not dissimilar to a French Tomme De Savoie. Creamy, buttery in texture, sweet flavours, with a distinctly earthy finish.
Cheeses can be bought direct from the farm or from retail stockists.
Spice ‘n’ Easy
A bit of Spice from the Forest
Spice 'n' Easy produces a range of distinctively flavoured chutneys, curry pastes, relishes and pickles using locally sourced fresh raw ingredients. These are lovingly prepared, flavoured with herbs and spices from around the world and then cooked and packaged by hand.
Their products are seasonal so vary through the year - available across the Forest and beyond with a stockist’s list on their website
Founder of Spice ‘n’ Easy, Claire Lee, Spice 'n' Easy got her initial inspiration when she lived in Penang, Malaysia. She now takes that inspiration and reproduces the flavours of the east using locally grown seasonal produce wherever possible.