“I want it to be a welcoming, knowledgeable place for people who want to learn about different cheeses and the stories behind them.” This was owner Luke Williams’ promise, when opened his fromage emporium on Bree Street in April 2015. Culture Club Cheese has since taken up new lodgings at Josephine Mill in Newlands, where it’s conveniently situated in the shadow of Newlands Rugby Stadium and the Brewery.
The Big Cheese
Luke trained in the microbiology of cheese-making at the Nottingham School of Artisan Food, and spent four years as a cheesemonger and affineur (that’s the person who looks after the ageing of cheese after it has been made) at the well-known cheese emporium La Fromagerie in London. He also spent a year travelling around South Africa and working alongside over 40 artisanal cheesemakers whose work he showcases at Culture Club Cheese. “It’s a platform for me to champion their products and sing their praises,” he says.
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