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Brie-oncé at East Village Cheese and Wine Festival

First we had Cheesus, now welcome Brie-oncé, as sculptor David Bradley re-creates the infamous photo released by Beyoncé to announce her 2017 pregnancy, entirely from cheese. We kid you not. Apparently this is NOT an April Fool’s.

Sculptor David Bradley had a ‘grate’ time helping to hand sculpt the pop queen as he learnt from food art experts The Robin Collective and expert food sculptor Jacqui Kelly as training ahead of the E20 Cheese Carving Championships this weekend – taking the team a total of 28 hours, 20 kg of mild Cheddar, one knife, a paint brush and a magnifying glass to complete.

For Beyoncé fans looking to get ‘Drunk in Cheese’, the E20 Cheese Carving Championships are set to take place at East Village’s Cheese and Wine Festival on Saturday 1st April, from 10am – 5pm. Three specialist cheese sculptors, including David, are set to go head-to-head to create the most ‘Brie-lliant’ sculpture – it’s really something worth giving ‘edam’ about. There is still a space open for a member of the public to fine tune their cheese sculpting abilities, those interested in competing should email eastvillage@hopeandglorypr.com. A panel of judges will then select the winner.

The East Village Cheese and Wine Festival will be open on Saturday 1st April from 12pm – 6pm and Sunday 2nd April from 11am – 4pm and will be transformed into a haven for cheese lovers, showcasing the very best artisan cheese and wine from over 25 independent retailers.

Visitors are also invited to enjoy an exclusive three course Cheese ‘Feest’ at Tina We Salute You on Sunday 2nd April, featuring a sumptuous cheese-filled menu created by Feest London East Village resident and Great British Bake Off contestant Tom Gilliford. Tickets for the banquet can be purchased online here for £35. Cheese enthusiasts can also take part in a cheesy pop quiz at Tina’s from 7.30pm, where they will be greeted with a delicious welcome cocktail made with Black Cow’s cheese vodka.


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