Great British Tasting Experience


Group Sizes 5-500+

Duration: 1 to 3 hours

Location: Nationwide


Key Information

  • Educational, fun and hands on
  • Networking opportunity
  • Cheese tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Whisky Tasting
  • Chocolate tasting



We want to share our passion for food with you and your guests in this high end British tasting experience. A perfect networking event if you are entertaining clients from around the world, after all food is the international language of the world. Let us sparkle you with English white wines, indulge you with Welsh and Irish cheeses, warm you up with Scottish whiskey and tempt you with sensual chocolate

Event Outline

We can run this event either formal or informal style;

Informal using tasting zones set up around the room, guests  can visit each area at their own leisure to indulge in whatever tempts them and we will provide tasting notes and cards.

Formal, guests can sit down and be entertained by our in house tasting experts with their wealth of experience and sometimes edgy humor, they will  make sure your guests are made to feel welcome and special with banter and keep the experience, fun, engaging and informative.


Wine: Upon arrival guests will enjoy a sparkling wine which could in our opinion match any of our counterparts in Champagne, we will also include 2 other British wines 1 of which we will marry to a cheese.  The wines we present are from specially selected vineyards in England 2 of which have high exposure to solent breezes, the Isle of Wight basically acts as a windbreak to 2 of these vineyards the grapes produced takes British wine to another level.

Chocolate: British chocolates have undergone somewhat of a revolution in the past few years, we have selected what we believe to be the 3 very best UK chocolate companies and share some of their delights with you.  Our chocolatier will talk about the different types of chocolate single estate and how the climate and geography effects the taste and aftermouth.

Whisky or Gin which ever you prefer: Discover the mysteries of Whiskies and what makes single malt and  Scottish Whisky so distinct, we will also give some top tips on quality, pricing and purchasing and bring you our top 3 Whiskies. Or why not opt for Gin instead of Whisky, Gin is the fastest growing UK trend and we will provide our top 3 UK Gins from both micro to established distilleries. If you like we can do both Whisky and Gin with a mobile bar and barman to entertain your clients.

Cheeses: What meal would not be complete without cheese? We believe here in the UK we have some of the best Cheese producers in the world! Of course we are famed for our cheddar but there is so much more we can offer here in the UK, let our chefs pick you some of our favorites to inspire and wow your guests, a typical tasting will be 1 blue cheese, 1 soft cheese, 1 cheddar and a mystery cheese all from the UK and using Ewes cows and goats and on occasion buffalo milk.

What’s included?

  • Michelin Star Trained chefs and Chocolatiers with professional event managers
  • A dedicated project manager who will liaise with you directly and other companies involved on the day.
  • Public liability for up to £1,000,000
  • Risk Assessments and Haccaps
  • All Specialist equipment, ingredients and recipes.
  • Medals and Aprons
  • All pre-event and onsite event management with a follow up and feedback if required.
  • We will do our upmost to give you an outstanding event, and to deliver the desired outcomes and objectives which you have requested and ensure that everyone has a totally enjoyable, unforgettable and rewarding experience.
  • Within 2 working days we will be in contact with your feedback and share memorable photos taken by our event managers with you within 5 working days.

Additional Extras to consider

  • Photography and filming
  • Venue finding services
  • Facilitation
  • Prizes


12:00 Events crew arrive onsite and set up, this can be at any venue or location nationwide and beyond.

13:50 Room is set and our event host will meet your point of contact.

14:00 We warmly welcome your guests and tasting commence.

Depending on the style you would like will depend on the format we would follow, e.g informal guests will enjoy the items at their own leisure using tasting notes and cards, and for formal we would seat guests at tables then serve and introduce each category in turn to the guests matching some of the cheeses with wines and chocolates with Whiskey, for the brave how about a blue cheese and chocolate trust us its delicious!

16:00 – 17.00 Event crew commence derig (we leave the event space clean and tidy)


``Thank you Hartleys for organising an exceptional event. Everyone enjoyed themselves a great deal and it was probably one of the best team events we have had all year.``

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