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A cheese festival is taking over the loveliest museum grounds in London

A cheese festival is taking over the loveliest museum grounds in London

The Geffrye Museum’s rolling green grounds are an east London gem, and they’re about to get even nicer. Mathew Carver (aka the genius behind The Cheese Bar) is taking over all that period drama-esque acreage for a two-day cheese festival. Running from 11am to 8pm on November 4 and 5, the festival is being billed as a showcase for the ‘new wave of young cheesemakers’; apparently Britain is in the grips of a ‘raw milk revolution’. Other excitements include street food from Raclette Brothers and The Cheese Truck, and a parmesan versus cheddar ‘crack-off’. Our money’s on cheddar. Cancel your Bonfire Night plans.

The London Cheese Project takes place on November 4-5 at the Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Rd, E2 8EA.

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Elisa R Tastemaker

As big of a chesse enthusiast as I am, I thought having to pay to get into a cheese festival – not including a dish – was a bit of a scam no matter how pretty the setting (beautiful Geffrye House) is but I assumed it was to avoid what is known to all cheese fans as the 'Bourough market cheese fest fiasco' happening again.

The stalls were mostly British cheesemongers, which was lovely and helped fight the classic stereotype that the UK doesn't produce great cheese. They were giving away tons of samples which is rarer and rarer and was most welcome! The absolute gemor gems as is the case - in the whole festival was to me all the truffle cheeses. There were so many different sorts and all super flavoursome.

The only stall I really didn't like was the Mexican cheese. I had never heard of Mexican cheese before and understand why now. The texture and taste were both total let-downs.

Then, for lunch or dinner, you had a choice between raclette, mac'n'cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, Italian burrata plates (which was absolutely fantastic) or halloumi fries with pomegranate.