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Mons Cheesemongers are teaming up with Evin O’Riordain, owner of The Kernel brewery, for an evening of beer and cheese. Long before he became a brewer, Evin was himself a cheesemonger and is an old friend and colleague. He’ll be bringing along a range of his beers for us to taste and pair with a selection of cheeses and giving us some background to his brewery and the brewing process. If you’re a fan of great beer and delicious cheese this promises to be a must-see event.
Alongside the cheese and beer, we'll also be serving accompaniments, so we promise that you won’t be leaving hungry.
Chris George's love for cheese began when he started working for Neal’s Yard Dairy (NYD) in 1995. His roles included retail, cheese maturation, wholesale and export. In 2004 Chris established NYD’s tastings and education programme which he ran until he left NYD in 2011.
Since then he has earned his Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits with the WSET and Concise Certificate in Brewing Technology from The Siebel Institute, Chicago. Based in New York from 2011 until 2016, he learned to brew beer, worked for craft beer company Beer Table in Manhattan’s Grand Central Station, and established and managed the cheese program for Mekelburg’s, a high-end grocery and craft beer bar in Brooklyn, New York. He has also taught for a variety of institutions including Murray's Cheese, New York, The San Francisco Cheese School, California and The School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire and was also a contributing writer for The Oxford Companion to Cheese.
At the weekends Chris can be found running his own small cider business, Cork & Crown, in South East London.
He has been working for Mons Cheesemongers since 2016.