Cheese lovers, prepare to get seriously excited because this May, London will be totally transformed into the city of cheese with a month of cheese tastings, talks and events designed to shine a light on the UK’s thriving artisan cheese scene.
London Cheese Month, which is organised by the London Cheese Project festival, aims to focus the public’s attention on the vibrant world of British cheese, which has been rejuvenated in recent years by a new generation of artisan producers, cheesemongers and street food chefs.
The programme of events in May features cheesemaking classes in Tottenham, a raw milk cheese workshop in Camden and a sheep’s milk cheese tasting in Piccadilly. Other highlights include a British cheese and charcuterie tasting with the Academy of Cheese and Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker, who is the co-founder of cured meat company Tempus Foods.
This is the second London Cheese Month to be organised by the founders of the London Cheese Project – a two-day cheese festival in the grounds of the Geffrye Museum, which returns for the fourth time on 9-10th November.
“London Cheese Month is about celebrating the artisan cheesemakers, independent food shops and restaurants that are helping to elevate British cheese to new heights,” says cheesemaker and London Cheese Project co-founder Kristen Schnepp.
Cheese qualification scheme the Academy of Cheese is organising several events during London Cheese Month. Director Tracey Colley says: “The capital has a thriving cheese scene and we’re thrilled to be working with a range of patrons and partners to introduce even more enthusiastic Londoners to this fascinating world. This year’s programme is packed with a wealth of fascinating talks and we hope this inspires people to take their cheese knowledge to the next level.”
To see the full line up of events, visit www.londoncheeseproject.com/london-cheese-month or search for #LondonCheeseMonth on social media.