About Time: You Attended London Cheese FestivalBy Alicia Grimshaw
Well isn’t this brie-lliant? A London Farmers Market are bringing an entire festival dedicated to cheese to the capital at Cheese Street N1, and it’s going to be grate. Those who are fans of fromage should make their way to the heart of Islington this autumn to celebrate all things cheese for two consecutive Sundays on the 24th September and the 1st October 2017. Things are about to get a whole lot feta. And if the wait is too much to camembert, we’ve got the full lowdown. You cheddar believe it.
We’re going to stop with the cheese puns now. Thanks for bearing with us.
Cheese Street N1: The Run-Down
Situated in the heart of Chapel Market Junction, Cheese Street N1 will feature the best Britain has to offer, welcoming local and sustainable food traders to pop-up for the day. In keeping with London Farmers Markets ethos, Cheese Street N1 aims to support local and regional cheese makers and mongers, welcoming the likes of award-winning La Fromagerie, Kupros Dairy, Quickes Dairy, Blackwoods Cheese and Wildes Cheese to take part in a day filled with tastings, masterclasses and talks from UK based artisans.
Visitors will also be able to try delectable dishes from London street-food sensations including; Raclette Brothers, Mac to the Future, Grill My Cheese, The Cheese Truck and The Poutinerie, who will bring the finest French-Canadian treats to the festival, because who doesn’t love chips, cheese and gravy?
Cheese Street N1: What to Expect
Open from 10am through to 3pm, guests are invited to begin with breakfast at The Joker pub and stay for a cheesy afternoon filled with gloriously gooey gouda, from some of the UKs hottest food vendors. To celebrate the event, London Farmer’s Market are joining forces with Black Cow Vodka, the worlds first pure milk vodka, who will be offering the first 50 guests complimentary sample bottles. Those looking for a little pick me up should head to The Joker Pub to taste dairy inspired cocktails curated especially for the event using Black Cows pure milk vodka.
Other highlights include dedicated cheese angels who will be walking around with endless Edam samples, the cheesiest games around, cheesy music, and even a little R n Brie. Islington has a dairy heritage and in the mid 19th Century there were around 170 of them in Islington, most buying their milk from Laycocks, Islingtons largest dairy farm, so Cheese Street will be returning Islington to its roots.
Cheese Street N1: Competitions
There will also be a competition to win a cheese tower from Wildes Cheese, based in Tottenham. All people have to do is send their full name, full postcode, and phone number to email@example.com by 20th September to be entered into a free draw. There are Cheese Street T shirts and cheese knives to win in the guess the weight of the cheese truckle competition, plus cheese ID parade, try your hand at butter making and more.
Cheese Street N1: Useful Information
Cheese Street N1: Sunday 24th September and Sunday 1st October 2017
Time: 10am – 3pm
Address: Chapel Market, London N1 9PZ
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