When: 24th September & 1st October 2017, 10am – 3pm
Where: Chapel Market, Islington, London N1
What is it?
London Farmers Markets will be bringing an entire festival dedicated to the delicious dairy delight that is cheese, to north London. Those who are fans of fromage should make their way to the heart of Islington on Sunday 24th September and Sunday 1st October for Cheese Street N1.
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 the 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.
Visitors will also be able to try dishes from London street-food sensations including the 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.
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 UK’s hottest food vendors.
To celebrate the event, London Farmers Markets are joining forces with Black Cow Vodka, the world’s 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 Cow’s pure milk vodka.
Other highlights will 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, Islington’s largest dairy farm, so Cheese Street will be returning Islington to its roots.
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, 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 a cheese ID parade, and a chance to try butter making.
London Farmers Markets opened their first market in June 1999 and now have 22 weekly markets in London with around 200 farmers and local producers selling across the markets. They enable farmers to sell their products direct to the consumer so that they get a fair price for their work. Instead of supermarkets or wholesalers taking a cut, farmers and fishermen at their markets take 100% of the retail price for the work they’ve put in. Most of the farmers at the markets come from within 100 miles of the M25, many a great deal closer.