New Tasty Good Reads! Books and Cheese from @Fromage_Fiction @cheesecuisine

I now have a guest post from the creators of Fromage Fiction who are offering readers a book and cheese package. If this sounds exciting there is also a £10 discount code (Deluxe edition only) for readers of this blog post (more info lower in the post)

About Fromage & Fiction

Fromage & Fiction is an exciting new club for cheese, wine and book lovers across the UK, and the brand-new project was launched in July by Cheese Cuisine, an online cheese retailer and community who have created an innovative collaboration with the world of British authors by perfecting wine and cheese pairings to compliment contemporary novels. The Fromage & Fiction cheese, wine and book club supports new and emerging British authors while championing British artisan cheese and independent wineries. 

Working with specially selected original and thought-provoking novels, Cheese Cuisine collaborates with the authors to pair British artisan cheese and independent wines centred around the story, as well as creating interesting and engaging content and special events with the Fromage & Fiction authors themselves. Each novel has three styles of cheeseboards, perfect for individuals, book clubs and also makes a great gift for the book enthusiasts in your life. 

The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson

Genres: Coming-of-age story, Humorous Fiction, Domestic Fiction

Blurb: “One of those gorgeous books that completely lifts your spirits and restores your faith in humanity Ruth Jones, co-creator of Gavin and Stacey and bestselling author of Us Three”

It was a journey they would always remember . . . for a friend they’d never forget. Norman and Jax are a legendary comedic duo in waiting, with a five-year plan to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe by the time they’re fifteen. But when Jax dies before they turn twelve, Norman decides a tribute act for his best friend just can’t wait, so he rewrites their plan:

1. Look after mum | 2. Find Dad | 3. Get to the Edinburgh Fringe

Sadie knows she won’t win Mother of the Year and she’s not proud she doesn’t know who her son’s father is. But when she finds Norman’s list, all she wants is to see her son smile again… So they set off on a pilgrimage to Edinburgh, making a few stops to find Norman’s dad along the way.

The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman is an inspiring, feel-good novel about a small boy with a big heart – and even bigger dreams.

Julietta quote; “I am really excited to be collaborating with Cheese Cuisine on their new project, Fromage & Fiction, pairing wonderful wine and British cheese connected to the storyline of my novel. I loved the idea of avid readers and book clubs alike experiencing the cheeseboard put together for The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman – what better way to spend an evening?” 

Book extract, this really is one paragraph that perfectly sums up the book!

Chapter 9

Sadie

‘Finding out Norman wanted to find his father was almost as much of a shock to me as finding out I was pregnant had been. In fact, it managed to evoke pretty much the same feelings, from what I can remember. Same order, even. Bewilderment, denial, terror, followed by how the hell did this happen, and how am I going to do this without losing my mind or getting arrested. Throw in the news that it appeared Norman was aiming to get a solo gig at one of the world’s most famous comedy events, and there was every possibility that both of those things would happen. And probably more.’

Three different products

Each book will have different products, but quantities will be similar:

Norman Foreman Cheeseboard Edition

The perfect gift for the bookworm in your life or an indulgent treat for yourself.

For 1 to 2 people

What you get:

One hardcopy edition of The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman

Three cheeses (around 400g): Fat Cow, Miss Muffet and Perl Wen

Two accompaniments: Global Harvest Pear and Peter’s Yard Original Crispbreads

Option to add the authors selected wine

£35

Norman Foreman Deluxe Edition Cheeseboard 

Our deluxe edition includes a hard copy of the book as well as a ticket to an exclusive event over zoom with the author.

For 1 to 2 people

What you get:

One hardcopy edition of The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman

Three cheeses (around 400g): Fat Cow, Miss Muffet and Perl Wen

Two accompaniments: Global Harvest Pear and Peter’s Yard Original Crispbreads

Option to add the authors selected wine

Ticket to the exclusive online event with the author.

£45

Norman Foreman Book Group Edition 

Our book group edition is perfect for when it’s your turn to host the next book for the group. We will send a copy of the book at purchase, or on its release date (whichever is first) then you tell us when to send you the cheeseboard for 6 to 8 people for the book group. (Must be delivered within one year of purchase).

What you get:

One hardcopy edition of The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman

Three cheeses (around 1200g): Fat Cow, Miss Muffet and Perl Wen

Four accompaniments: 2x Global Harvest Pear and 2x Peter’s Yard Original Crispbreads

Option to add the authors selected wine

£65

How we work with the authors to create cheeseboards and content

We work closely with each author on the content we produce and the products we offer. We work together with the author to choose the perfect cheeses and accompany wine relevant to their preference and the theme of their book. Each book that we feature in our book club is different, therefore the products that are chosen are personalised and carefully chosen.

The three cheeses on The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman cheeseboard come from different locations on Norman and Sadie’s road trip up to Scotland. Similarly, the cheeses on the When We Were Young board are from farms located along the Thames Path!

When We Were Young book by Richard Roper.

Richard Ropers second novel, set against the idyllic backdrop of The Thames path, takes you on a darkly comical tour narrated by the two main characters Joel and Theo, who reconnect after a one terrible night fractured their friendship. Roper’s homage to the British sitcom, backed by his two flawed, yet endearing and relatable leads, alongside his natural prose and comical whit, lead us to select When We Were Young for Fromage and Fiction. With an abundance of great artisan cheese producers along the Thames to choose from, it was a joy to create these parings with Richard.  the perfect combination for a picnic and read by the river!

Richard Roper says; “I couldn’t be happier to be partnering with the excellent team at Cheese Cuisine. I can’t wait for people to hear more about my new book When We Were Young, and, more importantly, to do so while tasting excellently paired cheese and wines inspired by the book itself.” 

Richard’s cheeseboards contain: (Including the book and etc as above)

Three Cheeses: Witheridge, Oxford Isis and Cerney Ash

Plus Clare’s Preserves Carrot & Garlic Chutney and Stag Original Water Biscuits

How often it will run/how it works

Fromage & Fiction is an ever-growing library of newly published novels, and although we will be continuing to work with different authors on their new book, each past novel’s cheeseboard will always be available to purchase along with the book (while stocks last). Therefore, our book club is always on the go! We will be doing 9 – 10 books per year, approximately 1 every 6 weeks or so. This time frame may vary slightly as we depend on seeking out newly published books that fit our model and audience. We aren’t a subscription service, as we don’t like the idea of tying people down, so you can dip in and out when a book interests you! No subscription, no gimmicks, just great books and great cheese.

Where people can find us

Head to our website www.cheesecuisine.co.uk/fromage-fiction where you will find our first two novels and the cheeseboards for each of them. We are also on social media and Goodreads:

Twitter: @Fromage_Fiction / @CheeseCuisine

Instagram: @cheesecuisine / @fromageandfiction

Facebook: Fromage & Fiction / Cheese Cuisine

Pinterest: @cheesecuisine

Youtube: Cheese Cuisine

TikTok: @Fromage_and_Fiction

Goodreads: Fromage & Fiction Group

Discount code for readers.

ROSIEAMBER10 for £10 off either Norman Foreman Deluxe Edition Cheeseboard or When We Were Young Deluxe Edition Cheeseboard