There’s something about cheese that makes us all go a bit crazy. You wouldn’t hear, say, ‘I want to drown myself in onion soup’ while walking down Kingsland Road but one mention of fromage and suddenly everyone’s trying to sell their soul to get the last block of reduced stilton in Tesco. In fact, with the way things are, cheese could probably start a revolution… at least, a cheese revolution is what The London Cheese Project are hoping for with their festival this summer.
Thousands of people braved the grey skies of November for the first two-day festival last year, so now the event is back with even more talks, tastings, booze and so much more cheese. The event is a whopping three days long, from Saturday 26th May to Monday 28th May, bringing together the best in British cheesemakers and mongers to the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton. Guests will not only get to buy directly from these cheese masters (fro-masters, if you will), but try a seemingly endless supply of delicious dishes from some of London’s top street food traders. And what better thing to wash down all that dairy-goodness than with bars selling craft beer, wine and even cheese-themed cocktails? A food so great even alcohol can’t stay away. But if simply eating isn’t your jam, their live demo area will keep you entertained with free talks and tastings every hour, filling your head will some brie-lliant knowledge on how to make and sell it, as well as an epic ‘crack off’ between those culinary heavyweights, Parmesan and Cheddar. Sprinkle in some live music and that, my friends, is how you make a cheese festival.
The London Cheese Project will be at the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton from Saturday 26th May to Monday 28th May 2018, with tickets costing £5. You can buy those tickets here.