December 1, 2017

Event: Cheese Appreciation Dinner, Friday 23rd February 2018

Simon Crannage Cheese Dinner


Our Director of Excellence at Bowcliffe, Simon Crannage, is putting his chef whites back on and returning to the kitchen for a one-off, marvellous event celebrating an array of divine, artisanal cheeses. For those of you who have a healthy preoccupation with cheese (that’s all of us, surely?) – this four-course feast is an absolute must for your calendar. As you all know, there really is no such thing as too much cheese.

You’ll be in superb hands as Simon – previously Executive Chef of Swinton Park and the man responsible for their 3 AA Rosette restaurant as well as winner of the Yorkshire Life Chef of the Year – delivers an incredible menu inspired by his favourite cheeses, conjuring up dishes that focus on delivering his personal fromage heroes in a way that’s very different to the norm. Each cheese used in Simon’s menu comes directly from wonderful, small-batch makers. These makers are obsessive over cheese, the same way vineyards are about their wines – so you can only imagine the taste! Oh, and for those of you who simply couldn’t imagine rounding off a meal (even one as cheese-obsessed as this) without a traditional cheeseboard, you’ll be happy to hear that plates of yet more delicious cheese will be served as a final flourish. Every meticulous detail of the produce used in this menu has been considered; with venison delivered directly from our own Laudale Estate, and sustainable scallops caught off the Isle of Skye by a diver who hand measures the size of each one to check they’re just right.

Each of the four courses will be paired with a hand-selected tipple to complement your dish including wine, beer, cider and port.

What: Cheese Appreciation Dinner

When: Friday 23rd February 2018, in the Bowcliffe Room

Cost: £60 per person NOW FULLY BOOKED



Whipped Crabley Goat’s Curds,

Beets, toasted seeds, preserved lemon

Drink: Normandie Cider

Christian Drouin of quality Calvados fame produces this cider using a blend of 30 varieties of apples and Champagne yeast. Bottled at source, it’s fresh, light and clean.

Roasted Diver Scallops

White chocolate, parmesan, truffle

Drink: Aureto Tempesta Blanc

100% Viognier makes for a fuller-styled white that is the perfect pairing for rich dishes.

Venison with Soused Pear, Yorkshire Blue and Walnut

Game sauce

Drink: Rioja Vega Crianza 2014

One of only four Bodegas permitted to use ‘Rioja’ in their brand, this is one of the finest estates, renowned for consistent quality throughout their range.

A tasting of Blue, Goats and Ewes Cheeses

Oat biscuits, quince, chutney

Drink: Beavertown’s Neck Oil IPA

Brewed in Hackney Wick by Logan Plant – son of Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant.  A cult brand famous for brewing beer for food lovers.



This event is now fully booked. However, please take a look at our other upcoming events here.

You can book any of our available events now by contacting the events team on or 01937 541111.



Gift vouchers are now available for all 2018 Bowcliffe events. A wonderful present for friends, family members or colleagues, please ask our events team if you would like to purchase one.