Attention all crazed cheese fanatics. This coming Sunday (October 1st), Chapel Market, Islington will be hosting it’s second pop-up Cheese festival called Cheese Street N1.
In the same spirit as Chapel Market’s London Farmers Market (which is one of the 22 weekly markets they run), it will feature local and sustainable food traders and will include many award-winning cheese makers and mongers including, Quickes Dairy, Blackwoods Cheese and Wildes Cheese.
The market isn’t just about selling a range of stellar British cheese. Whilst the bustling stands do the job of wetting your appetite with their cheese samples, your hunger pangs will be obliterated by London street-food cheese champions such as the Raclette Brothers, Mac to the Future, Grill My Cheese, The Cheese Truck and The Poutinerie.
There will also be tastings, masterclasses and talks with artisans by the likes of La Fromagerie.
I passed by the market at around 12.30pm and the queues were well underway. I recommend you go as early as 10am, when the fest starts. Not only do you beat the queues, but if you’re one of the first 50 to arrive, you will receive a complimentary bottle of the world’s first pure milk vodka, courtesy of Black Cow Vodka.
I wish I knew that in advance of going there. Now you do, so make the most of it!
Cheese Street N1: 10am-3pm Sunday 24th September & Sunday 1st October 2017, Chapel Market Islington N1 9PZ