About Time: You Attended The Cheese FestivalBy Angelica Malin
Listen Caerphilly, folks, we’ve got Brie-liant news. On Saturday (4th) and Sunday (5th November), the grounds of the Geffrye Musuem will be transformed into a celebration of all things cheese, as The Cheese Truck founder Mathew Carver and the London Cheese Project team return for their second instalment, and there’s going to be cheese everywhere. Following May’s sold-out, first edition of the festival, which saw thousands descend upon Camden Market, Bethnal Green’s Geffrye Museum will play host to the next chapter of London’s cheese revolution. This two day event is going to be a real crowd cheeser.
The Cheese Festival: The Lowdown
Setting up at their new East London home, November’s two-day festival will shine a light on the new generation of young, passionate producers, retailers and street food operators that are breathing new life into the industry. Visitors will get the chance to meet and buy directly from cheesemakers and mongers such as Gringa Dairy and Cannon & Cannon, Cheeses of Muswell Hill and Gringa Dairy. The London Cheese Project have also teamed up with Peter’s Yard, purveyors of the finest in cheese biscuits, for expert talks and tastings focusing on British New-Wave Cheeses and the Raw Milk Revolution.
The Cheese Festival: Street Food
Some of the finest street food vendors in London will be in attendance, all flogging their cheesY bites. Oli Baba’s will be dishing up their epic halloumi fries, and Raclette Bros will be covering potatoes in blankets of hot, molten cheese.
But the cheese loving doesn’t stop there. The Cheese Truck will be banging out their famed cheese toasties, and the Mac Factory will keeping spirits high with their mac n’cheese creations.
Elsewhere over the weekend, festival goers can quench their thirst with the best in craft beer from the capital, enjoy live music and be part in a fromage related first; a Parmesan v. Cheddar ‘crack off’ with two cheese mongers going head to head and the opening of a specially imported, 70kg Emmental from Paxton & Whitfield, the UK’s oldest cheesemonger.
The Cheese Festival: The Details
Tickets: Entry to the festival is £4, plus booking fee.
When: 4th and 5th November
Where: Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Rd, London, E2 8EA