When: 26th – 28th May 2018
Where: Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
£: Tickets cost £5
What is it?
The London Cheese Project will return to Hoxton this May bank holiday weekend with its biggest celebration yet. The project aims to set itself apart from the current trend chasers, and instead create a festival that is curated by cheese people on a mission to showcase the country’s true artisans.
The three-day festival will be held in the gardens of the Geffrye Museum and feature a line up of the UK’s best cheese makers, cheesemongers and street food chefs at the forefront of the British cheese renaissance. These will include Paxton & Whitfield, England’s oldest cheese shop; Mike’s Fancy Cheese, makers of Northern Ireland’s first raw milk blue cheese; and The Cheese Truck, serving up irresistible grilled cheese sandwiches from their iconic yellow ice cream van.
Along with the opportunity to meet and buy directly from the top names in artisan cheese, The London Cheese Project will also offer one-off, limited edition cheeses, made especially for the festival. Some of London’s favourite street food traders, who are committed to using artisan cheese, will also be joining the line-up this year, with Mother Flipper and Butchies serving one-off cheesy takes on their usual menus.
Underpinning the event is a commitment to improve the understanding and appreciation of real cheese, as well as broader issues within the food industry. The London Cheese Project provides attendees with the opportunity to connect with, and learn from, the very people producing their food.
Throughout the weekend there will be a full programme of free talks, tastings and demos on topics such as urban cheesemaking with Gringa Dairy, mozzarella-making with La Latteria and the art of cheddar with Quickes. Further in-depth ticketed tastings will cover topics such as raw milk, beer and cheese pairing, and how to push the boundaries of the cheeseboard.
The London Cheese Project will also be working with Le Cave De Pyrene and Fourpure to offer a range of natural wines and craft beer, in keeping with the festival’s focus on small producers. Other highlights will include live music and a wall of cheddar!
Traders are selected on their commitment to high quality produce and in-depth knowledge of their products. The project aims to differentiate itself from other cheese festivals with a promise of quality, reasonable queues and a cracking good time. No bad cheese puns or factory-made products, The London Cheese Project does things differently.
More info: www.londoncheeseproject.com