"Gromit, that's it! Cheese! We'll go somewhere where there's cheese!" (A Grand Day Out, 1989). Everyone has heard of pub crawls, but has everyone heard of a cheese crawl? Cheese crawls may not have the same intoxicating effects but they are a unique and rewarding way to see and discover a new city and its culinary culture. That being said, if one pairs the cheese tasting with enough wine, it can be intoxicating too.

Think of all one's favorite types of cheeses and have a cheese crawl through stunning exotic cities around the world. But then there's more than just the regular cheeses, there are also the artisan cheeses like on the cheese trail in California.

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The London Cheese Crawl

England is more than cheddar cheese, while the French and Swiss may claim they have a better assortment of cheeses, England is home to some truly delectable cheeses. But still, France and Switzerland are excellent places for cheese-aholics. On the London Cheese Crawl, one will learn all about things cheese with fun quizzes and more.

The Cheese Crawls are held every Saturday and on various Fridays and promise to delight one's senses. The tour starts in Mayfair and includes some of London's finest blue cheese at Fortnum & Mason's legendary cheese counter. This department store has been serving cheese for over 300 years - the royals are among its customers.Afterward one heads to London's little-known Little Italy. In Little Italy, one will try drunk cheeses and see how it is home to some of London's best cheeses. Complete the crawl with a cheese adventure in Covent Garden.
  • When: Every Saturday and Various Fridays
  • Time: 12 pm, 3 pm, or 6 pm
  • Duration: Approx 2.5 Hours (Includes Walking Approx 3-4 Kilometers)
  • Cost: 25 Pounds ($33)
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The Bristol Cheese Crawl

Another British city offering gourmet cheese crawls is the stunning coastal British city of Bristol. One can get to experience all the finest of Bristol's finest cheeses in this Bristol 2 hour long tour walking tour through one of Britain's historic cities. This is 2 hours of nonstop in-curd-edible action is complete with a good old British cheese quiz. For anyone with a weakness for cheese or just a fan of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit , this is an indispensable British experience who declared in his own words "I'm just crackers about cheese!"Taste the best of British cheeses including Wallace's favorite Wensleydale. On this tour one will be rugging shoulders with other fellow cheesemongers, but caution there are plenty of cheese puns and dad jokes in this tour.
  • Includes: Cheese Samples, Bread/Crackers, Alcoholic Cider
  • Date: Various Dates Available
  • Time: 11.30 am, 12 pm, or 3 pm
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Cost: 25 Pounds ($33)

The Cheese Tour - With Glass of Prosecco

Return to London with another rewarding cheese tour. The Cheese Tour - With Glass of Prosecco samples some more of London's finest cheeses as one wanders around the great city's streets and neighborhoods. Sample Stilton, Camembert, and others while taking part in some cheesy trivia contests. Wash it down with a glass of wine.Sightseeing tours are great, but it's even more exciting to explore London with an activity - like cheese tasting. It is a must for foodies and cheese lovers.
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Includes: Snacks And Wine
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California Cheese Trail

Crossing over to the United States and heading over to California there is the dedicated California Cheese Trail . It is designed to promote artisan cheesemakers and family farmers. It connects cheese lovers to cheesemakers, cheese events, cheesemaking classes, and cheese tours throughout California.
  • California: California Is Home to 79 Cheesemakers
Tip: Make A Self-Driving Cheese tour In CaliforniaCalifornia has some 79 cheesemakers and the California Cheese Trail makes it easy to plan one's own self-drive tour of them. They have an interactive Cheese Trail Map and one can browse their Events Calendar to find tastings, classes, and more. Alternatively, one can visit their online Cheese Trail Shop and purchase artisan cheeses online. They also have a number of suggested driving tours of various cheesemakers in California. Cheese tasting California can be a part of a great California scenic road trip and can make for a truly rewarding road trip.The Cheese Trail events page keeps up clued up with all the cheesy events happening in the state. In this age of the pandemic, many of the events are virtual events held online including online cheese-making events. But there are also cheese walking tours listed one of the tours listed is the Ramini Mozzarella Tour - Water Buffalo.
  • Cost: $45
  • Learn: About Their Cheesemaking Journey, Water Buffalo, and Mozzarella
  • Includes: 45 Minute Talk And Cheese Tasting