Could this be Bangkok’s cheesiest afternoon tea?
Bangkok’s Cheesiest Afternoon Tea
This 3 November, François Robin joins local tea specialist Kenneth Rimdahl to unlock incredible flavours with the pairing of French cheeses with tea varieties from Thailand. The showdown will be conducted by 1st runner-up Masterchef Thailand Season 1, Lisa Dawson and will be live-streamed on Instagram via @homeofcheese_th for all to get a piece of the action.
Armed with years of expertise since childhood, French Cheesemonger expert François is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to cheese. François - who managed the cheese department at world-renown Parisian luxury grocer Fauchon with the title Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Best French Craftsman) and the author of “Le Fromage pour les Nuls” (Cheese for Dummies) — will enrich the session with his tales of cheese history, cheesemaking and the many distinctive types of French cheese.
“More than a love affair, cheese is a backbone for me, a food I know since my childhood in the family cheesemaking farm,” said François. “I love to think that each cheese is a landscape of French territory, an invitation to travel through senses, smells, textures, flavours. I also love the fact that it is really easy to connect with the cheese, as you don’t need to prepare or cook it - even if you can of course. I’m frequently asked which cheese is my favourite, well my answer is simple: it depends on my mood and time of year. Because cheese is so versatile that you can always find the one that suits you best.”