Please join me for the annual South Bank Cheese and Wine Festival. The plan is to meet up at 4pm, have a little wander around the market, maybe some wine and cheese and then learn how to make a home-made cheese and Macaroni and cheese from Rachel de Thample (5pm – 5:45). Afterwards we could just have a drink at South Bank Centre and hang out for a little bit. This is an event I'm organising jointly with my own meetup group:
There will be some wine tasting sessions earlier on, however it is quite expensive and I already have an eye on another wine testing event (coming soon) so I will not be joining this one... But if you would like to do this, you could just join us earlier on.
Fee: There is £2.5 charge for this meet up, to cover the costs of running the group. Pelase make sure you have cash on the day.
17:00 – 17:45
Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. She has been writing on food issues for over a decade: she was Commissioning Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated for five years and contributed to the Borough Market Cookbook: Meat and Fish. Rachel is currently the Food Editor for the organic box scheme Abel & Cole. Her new cookbook,‘Less Meat, More Veg’ was hailed as ‘the cookbook of our time’ by Mark Bittman of the New York Times. She will demonstrate how to make a really simple homemade cheese, and a really luscious autumnal (and healthy) twist on macaroni and cheese. Go to site.
Over 60,000 people enjoyed the Autumn’s Cheese & Wine Festival.
In these tough economic times it’s not easy for smaller companies to keep afloat, so your support by coming along and buying products at the festival is invaluable.
Last year’s success will now be followed by Spring extravaganza! It will be held at Southbank Centre in London, Friday 27 – Sunday 29 April 2012!
It will be full of very interesting talks, delicious tastings as well as more fantastic exhibitors.
Valentina Harris will be back to manage the Cookery Theatre where we will have some amazing demonstrations and tastings. Wine journalist Tim Atkin will be back to hold his popular tutored tastings with exquisite wines and cheeses, as well as Patricia Michelson and many other renowned chefs.