Two of Devon’s best loved producers, Lyme Bay Winery and Quicke’s, will be the stars of the menu at a four-course pop-up feast set to be held at Cakeadoodledo, Home Farm on Friday 8 December from 7:30pm. With each hearty course centred around Quicke’s clothbound cheeses and Lyme Bay Winery’s range of fruit liqueurs, meads and English wines, diners will be taken on a journey in pairing and sharing by this match made in Devon.
Nathan Maddocks, winemaker at Lyme Bay Winery, will begin the evening by explaining the selected drinks, including Lyme Bay Sandbar 2015, Christmas Mead and Apricot Brandy, and how they complement the dishes on the menu. Once a feast of home-cured salmon, slow-cooked Quicke’s venison stew, served with Quicke’s Mature Cheddar cobbler and a festive sticky toffee pudding, have been devoured, Mary Quicke will introduce the cheese course with a short reflection on the cheeses eaten that evening, as well as a potted history of Home Farm, which the Quicke’s family has nurtured for 14 generations.
Pop-up evening feast menu
- Home-cured salmon, celeriac and fennel on sourdough and Quicke’s Whey Butter
- Served with Hedgerow Kir – Lyme Bay Blanc de Noir and Sloe Liqueur
- Slow cooked Quicke’s Venison stew with a Quicke’s Mature Cheddar cobbler, Hasselback potatoes and vegetables
- Served with Lyme Bay Sandbar 2015
- Sticky toffee pudding, Christmas ice cream and drunken prunes
- Served with Lyme Bay Christmas Mead
- Quicke’s Goat’s Cheese with grapes, chutney and oatcakes
- Served with Lyme Bay Apricot Brandy
- Coffee, tea and a sweet treat.
Tickets cost £35 per person, which includes the four-course feast, with one glass of wine, mead or fruit liqueur served with each course, and are available from Cakeadoodledo at Quicke’s in Newton St Cyres, 01392 851019. Advanced booking is essential and there will also be cash-only bar throughout the evening.
Lyme Bay Winery
Inspired by the unspoilt Jurassic coastline of Lyme Bay and its local maritime history, Lyme Bay Winery makes multi award-winning country wines, English wines, ciders, meads and liqueurs at its West Country winery in Shute, Devon. Lyme Bay Winery’s extensive range of unique drinks are based on traditional recipes, but push the boundaries with the most up-to-date production techniques. This combination has helped the winery grow significantly since 1992 when it all began, with the company now boasting some of the country’s most talented wine makers and brewers.
Nurturing the family’s land for 14 generations, Quicke’s crafts outstanding cheese from an idyllic corner of Devon. Understanding that great cheesemaking is an art, which begins out in the fields, Quicke’s farmers carefully manage their ancient pastures, feeding specially-bred cows on lush grass year-round so that they give the very best milk, a true expression of the landscape from which it came. The milk is collected each morning using time-honoured methods and each truckle is handmade, cloth-bound and slow-matured in the cool quiet of the farm’s maturing rooms.
Offering a selection of critically acclaimed Clothbound Cheddars, from a 3-month matured Buttery Cheddar to a 2-year matured Vintage Cheddar, Quicke’s combines a respect for the land with a passionate pursuit for innovation. The Quicke’s range also includes Oak Smoked Clothbound Cheddar, Elderflower Clothbound Cheese, Devonshire Red Clothbound Cheese and Goat’s Milk Clothbound Cheese, as well as whey butters made from this by-product of the cheesemaking process.