Mandy Nolan,  teacher

Mandy Nolan
The Cheesemaking Workshop

The Cheesemaking Workshop

local_activity classes: Food and Drink TastingCooking

4.6 (20)

The Cheesemaking Workshop launched by Mandy Nolan inspired by an abiding passion for food and a love of cheese.

After life as an editor of several food magazines in Australia I am inspired by quick easy to prepare recipes and good fresh ingredients; my passion is to create delicious meals for friends and family. After attending a cheese making course overseas I tasted first hand the joys of eating freshly made cheese. It was simple to do, required minimum ingredients and tools, it pushed all the buttons for my style of food preparation. I knew that it would provide others with an entertaining day and a satisfying hobby.
Tasting, testing and writing about cheese is a natural extension of making cheese - I look forward to sharing my passion for all things cheesey.




Adele Miller Apr 2024

Some people did not receive all the cheese selection.

There was a mix up with the deliveries and some people did not receive any cheese's at all.

That said Mandy was very personable and very knowledgeable. There were many questions and she was able to answer them all.

Ben Hooson Apr 2024

Was Great Fun, and good to learn to get past the smell, it might not smell nice, but it tastes amazing

Jason Suller May 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great workshop plenty of Different cheeses, would highly recommend, Cheeses arrived in plenty of time for the workshop.

Carole Sloman Jun 2022

such a shame the zoom didnt work! The cheese was delicious and ive tried some new ones that i didnt know about. thank you for that at least.

Sam Shepperd Jun 2022

I am so sorry i thought it was 6.30 till 7.30 i tried to join at 6.16 when I realised that I'd made a mistake but i couldnt join the meeting for some reason. So sorry

Lee Sewrey Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Very informative. Answered all questions. Good amount and variety of cheeses to taste. Despite a difficult technical start with Zoom, a very enjoyable session.

Cheese Tasting at Home review by Lee Sewrey

Charlotte Metcalf Jan 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended

This virtual cheese tasting event was fantastic - perfect for our team of 45! Mandy was extremely knowledgeable, very funny and everyone really loved it and learned a lot! Also, the portions of cheese were large and fantastically sourced. All kits arrived in advance of the session. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

Delphine Chevalier Jan 2022

Lovely cheese tasting. Thank you so muh!

Gabriella West Dec 2021

Mandy was fantastic. Clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about all things cheese - a really lovely way to spend an hour or so!

Paula Doherty Nov 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

This is such a fun and informative class. Mandy is a fabulous host and her brilliant tasting notes and knowledge really enhanced the experience.

Generous portions of cheese, so much that I can incorporate it into some lovely recipes for the next few days. The accompaniments are also very lovely additions.

The ambience Mandy creates makes you feel that you are enjoying the cheeseboard at the end of a brilliant dinner party.

This is not just a one off experience - it really makes you want to learn and sample more.

Thank you Mandy!

Lisa Equi Nov 2021

enjoyed learning more about the cheeses and Mandy was an entertaining host who knew alot about cheese. Shame it started 15 mins and a couple of people had "worms" in their brie

Teacher's response

Hi Lisa,
I’m pleased you found the course informative and engaging and hope you enjoyed tasting all the different cheeses. It was most distressing to hear that some people had “worms in the cheese”. We instigated an investigation with the cheesemaker immediately, this was a new cheese in our range which we have decided to replace with a fabulous one we’ve tested and can’t wait to showcase on our next classes. This issue has made us take further measures to prevent such incidents to ever happen again. We hope to see you on our advanced courses in the near future and wish you a wonderful end of the year! Thank you again for joining us, we really enjoyed your company!

Alexis Assimacopoulos Nov 2021

A lovely event which was thoroughly enjoyable and very insightful- definitely gave me a an even greater appreciation for cheese! Thanks Mandy

Leanne Bradley Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Absolutely brilliant. A very charming and intimate way to spend an evening. Delicious cheeses and expert knowledge and insight provided by Mandy. Would highly recommend. Can't wait for the Whiskey and cheeses next time!

Lola Coker Nov 2021

I enjoyed the class and the delicious cheeses. I learned several new facts about three cheeses that are new to me. There are few rules to storing cheese and prepping it to serve. Thanks to Mandy, I have got the skills to get the most enjoyment from cheese.

Michelle Judd Jul 2021

The session was super informative and well structured, and Mandy was knowledgeable, engaging and very fun!

Jamie Irving May 2021

My team really enjoyed this event! Mandy was the perfect cheese guide- knowledgeable, witty and friendly. We all had fun, and we learned something too! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cheese tasting.

Food and Drink Tasting class review by Jamie Irving

Claire Crisford May 2021

Mandy lives cheese and it’s reflected in the quality and attention to detail she takes before, during and after the tasting. We fell in love with varieties we had never heard of, had a great night and plenty left over to enjoy for the week ahead. We couldn’t recommend Mandy highly enough! Make sure you kick this off with an empty stomach

Gina Mason Mar 2021

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Brilliant class, was introduced to some types I’ve never tried and I now know so much more about cheese! Thanks Mandy!

Food and Drink Tasting class review by Gina Mason

Gemma Nolan Mar 2021

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

Such a great class! Mandy is so knowledgeable about everything cheese-related. The selection of cheeses was excellent and the suggested pairings worked perfectly. A great way to spend a Saturday night in for any cheese lover!

Food and Drink Tasting class review by Gemma Nolan

Emma Thorp Mar 2021

Mandy is wonderful! Such a pro. So passionate and knowledgeable. We loved her and the cheese

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