Journalist and Writer
Patrick McGuigan is a freelance food journalist and cheese writer, who contributes to titles including The Telegraph, The Financial Times, Delicious and Restaurant, among many others.
One of the country's leading cheese writers and communicators, Patrick has interviewed many of the world's best cheesemakers, affineurs and cheesemongers, writing extensively on the subject for national newspapers and magazines, and appearing on BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme.
He hosts regular cheese talks and tastings for the public, trade and press, and is a senior judge at the World Cheese Awards and the Shop of the Year award. A member of the Guild de Fromagers and The Academy of Cheese, he also teaches cheese training courses at the School of Fine Food.
Patrick is the co-founder of the British Cheese Weekender - an online festival to support small cheesemakers during the Coronavirus Crisis, which was backed by HRH The Prince of Wales. He is also the co-founder of the London Cheese Project festival, Brighton’s Best Restaurants Awards and the OctoberBEST restaurant festival.