Cheese and Wine at the WI

At last month’s Teddington WI monthly meeting we were very excited to welcome wine expert, Pippa Hayward along with Tony Chuck, MD of The Teddington Cheese for a much anticipated ‘cheese and wine’ evening held at The Constitutional Club.

Prior to the event, Pippa and Tony worked together to pair a fantastic selection of wine and cheese, which didn’t disappoint! Pippa, who works with the award-winning The Good Wine Shop, which recently opened in Teddington and supplied all the wines, selected two whites and two reds from their unique portfolio of wines.

Tony treated us to some of his favourite cheeses ranging from a vegetarian hard goats’ milk cheese called Rachel, which was paired with a Sicilian white to his best-selling gorgonzola from Lombardy – this was definitely a favourite! As was the light and fragrant Santa Alba Reserva Pinot Noir from Valle Central, Chile.

Throughout the evening, Pippa and Tony talked us through why they’d selected each particular wine and cheese and a little history of each – their knowledge, passion and enthusiasm had us all hooked!

A huge thank you to Pippa, The Teddington Cheese and The Good Wine Shop for making our March monthly meeting such a huge success – we hope you’ll be welcoming many of our members to your stores over the coming months.