London Farmers Markets to Host Cheese Festival
By Joe Teng
Calling all cheese lovers… this is not a drill, I repeat, this is not a drill! This coming spring, London Farmers Markets are bringing back their popular Cheese Festival, and it’s bigger and better than ever before.
Taking place on Saturday April 28th, 2018, this unique and always fun festival will be held on – wait for it! – Cheese Street, NW5, where a number of local traders and mongers will be tantalising everyone’s taste buds with a selection of well-known cheeses. Expect tasters from the likes of Wildes Cheese and The Old Cheese Room, as well as an exclusive cheese tour provided by Cellarman.
And the fun doesn’t stop there as people can hang out with the “Cheese Angels” on hand to provide tasters and samples of some, frankly, stinking good cheeses. Cheese fans can also attend “meet the maker” masterclasses to gain more of an insight into how their favourite fromage is made.
Cheese Festival and Cheese Trucks
If that’s not enough, a number of street food veterans including the likes of Mac to the Future will be dishing out their famous mac ‘n’ cheese, and The Cheese Truck will be on standby to melt your cheesy blues away. Also worth a visit is the Poutinerie, tantalizing visitors with their classic treat from Canada.
Of course, there is also going to be a Farmers Market shop where – alongside your favourite cheese(s) – you will be able to stock up on great fresh, local produce including fruit, vegetables, and meat.
Attending the Cheese Festival this year will be exceptionally important as it’s all in aid of supporting local farmers and traders alike to ensure that they get a fair cut of the deal without the middle man getting involved.
London Farmers Markets will be “celebrating all things cheese” on April 28th on Hampstead Heath at the Parliament Hill Farmers Market, Cheese Street, NW5.
Contributor Joe Teng, aka ‘FoodPunk Joe’, is a London-based food critic on a one-man mission to showcase the city’s best cuisine, from fine dining restaurants to food markets. You can follow his adventures at https://foodpunkjoe.wordpress.com/