How are you planning on spending your upcoming bank holiday weekend? Well folks, I have a suggestion for you! We have a whole festival of cheese being put on in Hoxton – the London Cheese Project is running from 26 to 28 May to sate your cheesy lustings.
When? Bank Holiday Weekend, 26-28 May
When? Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-8.30pm. Monday 10.30am-5pm.
Where? Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Rd, London, E2 8EA
How? Get tickets by clicking ..er… —-> GET ME MY CHEESE TICKETS!
This is the third London Cheese Project and you can find it in the beautiful gardens of the Geffrye Museum (don’t worry, there will be large tents with tables, chairs and heaters in case of bad weather), which will feature an unparalleled line up of the UK’s best cheesemakers, cheesemongers and street food chefs at the forefront of the British cheese renaissance. This is the first birthday of the London Cheese Project, with the first being held at Camden Market in May 2017, and a second much larger event at the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton in the following October.
Why go? If the title alone doesn’t seduce you then WTF is up with that… but surely you can’t resist after hearing some of London’s favourite street food traders, who are committed to using artisan cheese, will be joining the line-up this year:
- The Cheese Truck (Maltby Street Market) – London’s best grilled cheese sandwiches
- Elote (Maltby Street Market)- Mexican quesadillas and iconic corn on the cob
- Mother Flipper (Brockley Market) – flipping tasty home-made burgers
- Butchies (Broadway Market) – award winning free-range fried chicken
- Kappacasein (Borough Market) – famous Swiss-style raclette, made in Bermondsey
- Happy Endings – (Spitalfields) – Luxury soft serve & ice cream sandwiches
- Routes Coffee (Hackney Wick) – speciality coffee, tea, chai & matcha
Mother Flipper, Butchies and The Cheese Truck are even serving one-off cheesy takes on their usual menus. And that’s not all! You also have the opportunity to meet and buy directly from the most exciting names in artisan cheese, and The London Cheese Project also offers one-off, limited edition cheeses, made especially for the festival.
YOU WANT MORE? Other festival highlights include a full programme of free talks and tastings in the Peter’s Yard-sponsored live demo tent on topics such as urban cheesemaking with Gringa Dairy, cheese judging masterclasses and the art of cheddar with Quickes. In-depth ticketed tastings in the Culture Club by World Cheese Awards judge Patrick McGuigan will explore how to push the boundaries of the cheeseboard.
Hero Hirsh, head of retail for Paxton & Whitfield (who I visited last year to sample some delicious fondue) – the UK’s oldest cheesemonger, says: “We’re thrilled to be taking part in this year’s festival not only over the weekend but also by hosting events at our flagship Jermyn Street shop. The London Cheese Project is a really engaging event that allows lovers of artisan cheese to meet cheesemakers, hear all about the world of cheese and have the opportunity to buy delicious cheeses. It’s a celebration of the cheese industry and one that we’re looking forward to supporting and participating in.”
Alright London Cheese Project, get your cheese traders out! Here are the cheesemakers, mongers and artisan producers ready and waiting for you this weekend:
- Alsop & Walker (Sussex) – Alpine-style Mayfield and famous Lord London cheeses
- Bath Soft Cheese Co (Somerset) – soft cheese, gouda-style and Bath Blue
- Blackwoods (Kent) – Persian feta and latic cow’s milk cheeses
- Fenn Farm Dairy (Suffolk) – UK’s only raw milk, farmhouse brie
- Gringa Dairy (Peckham) – Mexican cheese specialists
- Mike’s Fancy Cheese (Belfast) – Young Buck, Northern Ireland’s only raw milk blue cheese
- Trethowan’s Dairy (Somerset) – raw milk Caerphilly and washed rind cheeses
- Quickes (Devon) – farmhouse cloth-bound cheddar
- Renegade Monk (Somerset) – soft, organic, washed rind cheese
- The Old Cheese Room (Wilts) – Reblochon-style cheese Baronet and Jersey curd
- White Wood Dairy (Suffolk) – produces the soft cows’ milk St Jude
- Wildes (Tottenham) – a range of cheeses from blue to washed rind
- Winterdale Cheesemakers (Kent) – Winterdale Shaw raw milk cheddar
- Buchanan’s Cheesemonger (Westminster) – award-winning London cheese shop
- Fine Cheese Company (Bath and Belgravia) – maturer & retailer of artisan British cheeses
- Paxton & Whitfield (Piccadilly) – UK’s oldest cheesemonger, has been trading since 1797
- The Cheese Pantry (Cardiff) – A speciality cheese stall in Cardiff Market, selling the best of British cheese
- Wilder Kitchen (London) – producers of the UK’s original chilli infused urban London honey
- Dusty Knuckle Bakery (Hackney) – Award-winning social enterprise
- Les Caves de Pyrene (Guildford) – Importer & distributor of natural & low intervention wines
- Fourpure (Bermondsey) – London-based family brewery
- Karma Cola (London) – fairtrade & organic soft drinks
Who do we have to thank for the London Cheese Project? Well we have Kristen Schnepp, owner of the Gringa Dairy and maker of authentic Mexican cheeses; Mathew Carver, founder of The Cheese Truck (you must know this lot by now!) and owner of the Cheese Bar restaurant in Camden; and Patrick McGuigan, food journalist and senior judge at the World Cheese Awards. Imagine it…being a judge at the World Cheese Awards! I literally can’t even. OMG YOLO!
Tickets to the LCP are only five English pounds! How silly good is that?! You can buy them by clicking —->HERE<—–
So after all this, you really have to head down to the London Cheese Project and get involved! Use the tag #LondonCheeseProject with any snaps on social media!
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