We Love Cheese - 8th October 2017

We Love Cheese!

W5 gets cheesy again

Sunday 8th October , 11am - 4pm
Dickens Yard, Ealing

Ealing's Cheese festival returns

Back in June we launched our first ever 'Cheese Fest' - part of Evening Standard's London Food Month. You came in your hundreds to taste, buy, meet the experts and vote for the W5 Cheese Cup. And we're delighted to say that we'll now be making this an annual date in the diary with the launch of our 'We Love Cheese' festival on Sunday 8th October.

We Love Cheese will satisfy the cheesiest of taste buds with choices of melted, hard and soft cheeses all accompanied by thick cut flavoursome bread, fresh crisp crackers and chutneys. Taste, buy and meet the experts at one of the many food stalls on offer.

Food stalls, including Grill My Cheese, will be serving delicious cheesy dishes for you to enjoy. While Honest Burgers, due to open a restaurant in Ealing this Autumn, will be bringing their street kitchen along and collaborating with local cheesemonger Cheddar Deli to conjure up a ‘We Love Cheese-burger’ special. For those of you who would like to take away and enjoy the delights at home, blocks of cheese from around the world, loaves of bread, chutney and other accompaniments will be available to buy.

For the real foodies amongst you, check out the Ealing Bites talk tent for a series of cheese themed talks and demos including how to make Cheddar cheese and an introduction to Modern Sardinian cheese. There'll also be two ticketed afternoon tasting sessions hosted by Grace Dent and featuring local beer and wine specialists - Tiny Vessels Brewing Co and Abbotshill Wine Bar - pairing their beers and wines with Italian and British cheeses from Borough Market's Formaggi & Cheese.

If that's not enough, there’s also live music and a Little Artisan's kids' area to keep you entertained on the day!

Cheese Fest is free to attend and you don't need a ticket to come along, but you will need a ticket to take part in the We Love Cheese Cup and for the 2 afternoon beer or wine pairing & tasting sessions hosted by Grace Dent...


The We Love Cheese Cup

The only training needed to take part in the We Love Cheese Cup is a love of cheese and willingness to sample lots of different types.  For just £7 when purchased in advance, or £9 on the day, you will receive a Cheese Cup tasting card, which will entitle you to taste all the cheeses entered into the competition and receive a complimentary drink from one of our bars to enjoy along with your tasting. The winner will be announced on the day.

Eventbrite - We Love Cheese! The Cheese Cup

Ealing Bites Talks Tent

11.30 – 12.00: Kaffee Culture
Coffee & cheese pairings

12.15 – 12.45: Somerset Ploughman
How to make Cheddar cheese

13.00 – 1.30:  Capo Caccia
Modern Sardinian Cheese  

Afternoon sessions hosted by Evening Standard’s Grace Dent

2.00 – 2.30: Grace Dent with Suzy Nutt and Enrico Messora*
Wine & cheese pairing by Abbotshill Wine Bar & Formaggi&Cheese

3.00 – 3.30: Grace Dent with Ivailo Penev and Enrico Messora*
Beer & cheese pairing by Tiny Vessels Brewing Co. & Formaggi&Cheese 

3.45: We Love Cheese Cup winner announced

* Tickets £4pp include covered seat & tasting. Available on first come first served basis. Standing viewing free of charge. 

With thanks to our Ealing Bites sponsors

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Abbotshill Wine Bar & Deli logo
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Getting there

Dickens Yard
Ealing, W5 2XA

Tube: Ealing Broadway
Rail: Ealing Broadway
Buses: 207, 427, 607, E2, E7, E8, E11


We Love Cheese line-up

We're still adding new traders, so check back for the final line-up.


We Love Cheese Competition T&Cs

Win a cheese hamper

Anyone signing up to the Eat Me Drink Me newsletter at our We Love Cheese event on Sunday 8th October will be entered into a prize draw to win a cheese hamper from Bianca & Mora cheese stall.

Sign ups must be through our newsletter data capture sheets at the event rather than online. On signing up each person will be given a raffle ticket. One name will be selected at random of all raffle tickets at 3.45pm on Sunday 8th October.

Prize must be collected on the day (by 5pm) or from Bianca & More in Borough Market by end October (open Mon-Sat) and the winning raffle ticket must be shown.

No cash alternative. Prize contains dairy – please enquire if you have dietary requirements

Win a meal for 2 at Ealing Artisan market

Anyone tagging @eatmedrinkmeldn or #welovecheese in a post between 11-4pm on Sunday 8th October 2017 on Instagram or Twitter will be entered into a prize draw to win a meal for 2 at a subsequent Ealing Artisan market (Sundays 11-3pm from 15th October).
Prize will consist of 2 vouchers that can be used at any street food stall to obtain 1 meal item per voucher. And 2 vouchers that can be used for 1 drink each at any trader (soft drink, glass of wine or beer, hot drink – whatever is available at the market on that day).

Ealing Artisan runs every Sunday 11-3pm from 15th October in Dickens Yard Ealing W5 – voucher can only be used on these dates at this location and can be used up to and including 17th December 2017.

Winner will be chosen based on our favourite post and the winner will be notified on social media by Thursday 12th October.

No cash alternative, no change given. Winner must inform the food trader of any dietary requirements.


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