New cheese festival at Camden Market

Join the London cheese revolution, 6-7 May

You might not know it, but there’s a revolution taking place on the streets of London.

Urban cheesemakers are turning milk into mozzarella under railway arches, new wave cheesemongers are pushing the boundaries of counter culture and street food heroes are putting the goo into good times.

IMG_6485In other words, London’s cheese scene is hotter
right now than the molten heart of a grilled
cheese sandwich.

To celebrate this pungent underground, we’re organising the London Cheese Project on 6-7 May – a free two-day festival of fromage at Camden Market (home of newly opened The Cheese Bar restaurant), bringing together the capital’s cheesemakers and mongers to showcase the city’s very best cheeses.

As well as being able to buy cheese direct from producers, visitors will be able to taste for themselves in unique and gloriously gooey dishes created by  London’s leading street food traders, who will each pair up with a different urban cheesemaker. There will also be stalls selling everything you need to create the perfect cheese plate, including artisan bread, British cured meats and urban membrillo.

Plus: CULTURE CLUB – a series of expert talks and tastings with topics including How to Eat Cheese; the London Cheese & Beer Revolution; and New Wave Brits V European Grandmasters.

Other highlights include the Camem-BAR serving craft beers from Crate Brewery, cocktails made with spirits from the East London Liquor Co and wine. Plus live jazz, blues and acoustic sets from groups including Florence Joelle and the Joe Mac Blues Band.

Welcome to cheese nirvana.

The curd on the street

Street food
The Cheese Truck
– grilled cheese sandwiches
Voodoo Ray’s – New York pizza
Oli Baba’s – Halloumi fries
Mac to the Future – mac n cheese
Raclette Bros – blankets of melted cheese over potatoes
Eloté – chargrilled corn and quesadillas

Urban cheesemakers
Gringa Dairy
(Peckham) – Mexican cheese specialists
Kappacasein (Bermondsey)- Alpine-style hard and washed rind cheeses
La Latteria (Acton) – super fresh mozzarella
Wildes (Tottenham) – everything from soft and washed to hard and blue cheeses
Kupros Dairy (North London) – British halloumi- and Feta-style cheeses.

Cheeseboard heroes
Buchanan’s Cheesemonger
(Westminster) – award-winning London cheese shop
The Flour Station (Camden) – award winning sourdough bread, cakes and pastries
Cannon & Cannon (Bermondsey) – London’s finest charcuterie purveyors
Fruit Magpie (Tottenham) – fruit preserves and membrillo made with foraged fruits

The Camem-BAR and live music
The bar is open from 11am – 9pm on Saturday and 11am – 8pm on Sunday
serving craft beers from Crate Brewery and the Modern Beer Co, cocktails from the East London Liquor Co, and a range of carefully selected wines.

We also have an amazing line up of live jazz, blues and acoustic sets
Saturday 6
Laid bare Live Acoustic sessions 16:30 – 18:30
Florence Joelle 19:00 – 20:45

Sunday 7
Camden Acoustic Club 15:30 – 17:30
Joe Mac Blues Band 18:00 – 20:00