It’s official. Manchester LOVES cheese. Due to huge demand Homage2Fromage, the award-winning Northern cheese events company, has expanded its popular cheese nights in the city.

It has added a brand-new monthly cheese night in The Woodstock in Didsbury and is moving its successful Manchester city centre event to a bigger venue in the Northern Quarter, Pie and Ale.

Homage2Fromage launched in Manchester four years ago and its monthly cheese nights have become a staple of the city’s monthly food calendar with events regularly attracting up to 100 cheese-lovers.

Homage2Fromage is famous for creating events without formalities or pretentions that celebrate the simple pleasure of cheese. It was founded in Leeds in 2011 by Nick Copland and Vickie Rogerson and now operates in cities across the North bringing together thousands of people to appreciate, celebrate and eat cheese. It also runs a number of cheese-based supper clubs, private and corporate events and parties.

The premise is simple. There’s a monthly theme. Eight cheeses. All presented whole. No tiny chunks of cheese here. All cheeses are numbered not labelled. “Cheese” is called. Everyone tucks in. We enjoy the cheese. We reveal the cheeses at the end and tell the story of each one. You can eat as much cheese as you can manage.

The Didsbury cheese night launched in December with a one-off night of cheesy madness and it proved so popular that it has now become a monthly event.

Homage2Fromage will be celebrating Welsh cheese in May 2019;

  • The Woodstock Arms, Barlow Moor Road on 1st May at 7pm
  •  Pie & Ale, The Hive, Lever Street on 20th May at 7pm

The team behind Homage2Fromage are on the look-out for cheese apprentices to get involved to help host the monthly events in the city. A passion and enthusiasm for cheese is essential with each apprentice tasting over 100 different cheeses a year. The successful apprentice will be required to support the Masters of Cheese (MCs) at each of the Manchester cheese nights, help lay out the cheese, sign guests in and talk through tasting notes. Payment will initially be in the form of free tickets to the events for them and a friend and FREE cheese. There will be an opportunity to be promoted to an MC (master of cheese).

Nick Copland, Co-Founder Homage2Fromage said: “We’re all about offering unique cheese-based events that surprise and delight and are completely unpretentious and Manchester has really embraced this. We’re excited to expand our event into Pie & Ale which gives us more space for guests and our new Didsbury night has really taken off.

“As we grow Homage2Fromage across the UK, we’re looking for passionate turophiles to help deliver our events in the city where they’ll have the opportunity to learn more about (and eat!) lots of cheese.”

Cheese enthusiasts can apply for the Cheese Apprentice role by sending their details and best cheese joke on Homage2Fromage social pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) or emailing Nick at

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