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26th April 2021

BBQ Master Chef helps Brits become Beer and Cheese Pairing Connoisseurs at Home

Ben Bartlett, AKA BBQ Ben, has partnered with ClassBento to bring an exclusive beer and cheese experience into the homes of the Great British public.

Beer and Cheese pairing is growing in popularity and craft beer especially it something many people want to know more about and enjoy.  As a member of the British Guild of Beer writers, Ben Bartlett will be sharing his love of real ale and British cheese through a series of unique virtual tastings and masterclasses.

This first of its kind virtual food pairing takes place on Saturday 15th May with up to 50 people able to participate.  This unique and exclusive beer and cheese pairing masterclass costs £50 per person and includes 6 500ml bottles of some of the best British craft beer and 6 Artisan cheeses. All beers and cheeses are delivered by courier to your home.

“During Lockdown it has been difficult to bring groups of people together around food. My extremely popular food pairing masterclasses have been missed” he explains “Thanks to ClassBento and some amazing British beer and cheese suppliers I can now bring food tasting to the people of the UK in their own homes”.

Ben Bartlett is well-know for his culinary demonstrations and online cook along events. The Beer and Cheese pairing is an extension to these immensely popular fun events. “The beer and cheese pairing are a fun way for couples and groups of friends to enjoy time together in a socially distanced way” Ben says, “and the events make superb team building events in these days of working from home”.

These beer and cheese event is the same as many other Live/Box classes that have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, GQ, Daily Mirror, The Metro, and more.  The Beer and Cheese pairing event is open to over 18s only.


ClassBento empowers local artists and small businesses to improve mental wellbeing in our communities, one artisan experience at a time. By attending a Class Bentos event you can learn new skills, have tremendous fun, and support a small or local business simultaneously.

Bookings for the Beer and Cheese Pairing Masterclass can be made on the Class Bentos Website: –

About BBQ Ben

Ben gained his beer knowledge working for Marstons Brewery in Burton upon Trent and Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company in Edinburgh. As the President of The British BBQ Association and a past BBQ World Champion, Ben is on a mission to bring the joy of outdoor cooking to the nation and working with children and adults to explore the wonderful possibilities of traditional British food and drink.

Recently Ben has been elected to the board of the Masterchefs of Great Britain and will be demonstrating at 10 Great British Food & Drink Festivals this year across the country.

More information:

Press release from Ben Bartlett