Listen up, London. If you love cheese and carbs (and who the hell doesn’t?) we’ve got big news for you. If you head to KERB Camden Market, you will find a new stall dishing up unctuous portions of fresh pasta from a gigantic, hollowed-out wheel of cheese. That’s the whole concept. Bizarre? Yup. A staggering work of pared-back, cheesy genius? Almost certainly.
The Cheese Wheel, as the stall is known, comes from the bods behind mac ’n’ cheese street-food specialists The Mac Factory. It was initiated after they realised no one was making fresh pasta in the market. Serving it from a gigantic wheel of Grana Padano was the logical next step.
There’s only one dish going: fettuccine alfredo. Handmade pasta is rolled on site, slathered in a white wine and Parmesan sauce (the alfredo bit) and plonked into a hollow in the leviathan 40kg cheese – at which point, we assume, the already substantial formaggio flavours hit a honking, frenzied high.
Not enough? Seriously? Then pimp it out with shaved black truffle, smoked pork and leek sausage or a fricassee of wild mushroom. What the hell are you waiting for?
The Cheese Wheel is at KERB Camden Market, NW1 8AF.
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