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Guild Member Profile

Ben Bartlett

Author, Beer &Cheese Speaker, Food & Drink Writer
  • hospitality
  • South West
  • master chefs great britain
  • bii
  • british bbq association
  • craft guild of chefs
  • food & beer matching/pairing

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

Food & Beer Expert working for many years at Marston’s and Scottish & Newcastle Breweries

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Enthusiasm, knowledge and fun!

What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?

An honour to be a Guild of Beer Writers member

Pieces of work by Ben:

  • British Craft Beer and Cheese Tasting at Home

    Join this live online class for a masterclass on how to pair beer and cheese with tastings and useful tips and tricks. If you’re on the hunt for some indoor activities that will thrill your tastebuds, this one is for you!

    During this fun and informative online class, your experienced teacher, Ben, will tell you all of his amazing cheese and beer stories. He will teach you about the complex flavours of beer and cheese and why he thinks they are the best combination. You’ll also pick up a bit of knowledge about the brewing and cheese-making process.

    This tasting session features the best cheese and best beers from around Britain. Each item on the menu comes from British artisans and microbreweries from Scotland to Cornwall which helps supports small businesses and you will hopefully find a new favourite.

    Each beer and cheese has been hand-picked especially for this virtual class. Gluten-free options are available and your entire craft kit should refrigerate immediately so it can be kept fresh. The menu is subject to seasonality and availability.

    Whether your searching for a birthday party idea you’ll never forget or just things to do at home this weekend. Unwind with a beer and some cheese.

    Please note this experience is for over 18s only. Please drink responsibly.


    Knowledge Required


    What you’ll get in your craft kit

    The Best of British Beer craft kit includes 6 x 500 ml bottles of quality British craft beer.

    • Oakham Ales – Cambridgeshire
    • Arkells – Wiltshire
    • Monty’s – Mid Wales
    • Stonehouse Brewery – Shropshire
    • Keltek – Cornwall
    • Williams Bros – Scotland
    • Windsor & Eton Brewery – Windsor
    • Watkins – Swansea
    • Staffordshire Brewery

    6 contrasting cheeses are sourced from British artisan makers and typically include:

    • Somerset Cheddar
    • English Goats Cheese
    • Cornish Brie
    • Wensleydale with Cranberries
    • Double Gloucester & Chive
    • Shropshire Blue

    Beer flavour wheel and 6 beer & cheese branded beer mats

    What you’ll need
    • Beer glasses.
    • Serving plate or board.