We're big fans of cheese at Great British Chefs and were delighted to hear that London's Southbank Centre will once again play host to The Cheese & Wine Festival this weekend.
They promise "No wine snobbery. No gobbledygook. Just exciting new tastes to explore. Fascinating facts to discover. Passionate foodie people to meet. And dare we say it… fun."
Over 35 stalls will be providing you the opportunity to taste artisan cheese and dairy, shop for foodie gifts, and hopefully find their ideal wines, from as far afield as Italy, Australia and South America.
In the Cheese & Wine Cookery Theatre, Chef Valentina Harris will be co-ordinating a series of demonstrations, talks and cheese recipe demonstrations, while Master of Wine Tim Atkin, will be in charge of the tutored cheese & wine tastings. If you're worried about the rain all tutored tastings and demos take place in a covered marquee.
Beppinos making pasta at Cheese & Wine Festival 2012
Mini Champagne Bottles from Grays and Feathers
Here are some more photos from my visit to the Cheese & Wine Festival on Friday evening
The Cheese & Wine Festival will be open from 10-8pm, Friday and Saturday, and 10-6pm Sunday.
Admission is generally free, but some tastings will be ticketed and require pre-booking and payment. For a full programme
see their website.
For some lovely cheese recipes visit our Cheese Collection on Great British Chefs
Smoked Fish Pie with Cheddar Mash Topping by Nathan Outlaw
What are some of your favourite cheeses to cook with? We're discussing this over on Great British Chefs Facebook Page