Samantha Wydymus

British Chef and Cheese Whisperer, based half way up a French mountainside with 4 children and a Scottish husband. Originally trained in classical ballet, I worked in TV & theatre production, including several months driving The Phantom of the Opera's gondola. After a few years helping the government build a tent in Greenwich, we ran a locavore pub restaurant for 15 years. After saying we'd never do it again, we are now helping our village to renovate an old market place bistro. Hopefully, it will reopen in 2022.....

Special subjects

Food History Recipes (Historical and Modern Northern European) Cheese Beer

Languages spoken

English French

Regular work

BBC Radio Kent's 'Food Historian' (2005 until current) Bi-monthly 15 minute broadcast on Kentish and world food traditions. The Guardian (latest 25/12/21 - Christmas Food Traditions) The Connection (French) My French Life (Australia) Vitals (online) - not regular, but would love to be!

Commercial interests

With my family, we have a 3 bedroom B&B, CheeseSkool (a cheese tasting experience), & Terroir 63 (a village Bistro project due to open 2022).