WE LOVE CHEESE TAKES OVER BATTERSEA POWER STATION THIS MAY FOR TWO DAY FESTIVAL
Now in its third year, We Love Cheese, the free festival for cheese lovers, returns this Spring and promises to be bigger and better than ever, in a brand new venue.
Set to the breathtaking backdrop of Battersea Power Station, one of the capital’s most iconic Grade II* listed buildings, London’s cheesiest food festival will take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, expanding to 2 days in 2019 for the first time.
We Love Cheese will once again bring together the diverse world of ‘fromage’ with the likes of Raclette Brothers’ Alpine dishes, Mac To The Future’ signature mac’n’cheese and The Toasty Badger’s oozy toasties plus all your favourite cheese board accompaniments with charcuterie, fresh breads, olives, sauces and speciality produce.
While the country’s best cheese producers and importers such as Capo Caccia, Une Normande à Londres, Alsop & Walker, L'Ubriaco and Bath Soft Cheese will battle it out to win the coveted We Love Cheese Cup voted by guests on both days.
This year’s event, will also see the introduction of the wine fair led by resident urban winery and kitchen, Vagabond. The weekend’s wine sessions will be run from Vagabond’s award-winning Urban Winery, based in the heart of Battersea Power Station.
Taste English wine picked from locally sourced grapes. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet Vagabond’s resident winemaker, Gavin Monery and special guests, as well as insider tasting tips in their masterclass sessions and wine-focused talks. If that isn’t enough the bar will be open on the riverside all weekend to pair with your cheesy choices.
Throughout the weekend, guests can head to the ‘Battersea Bites’ tent for a curated programme of talks and masterclasses including matching cheeses with wines or beers.
And because no festival is complete without music and entertainment for kids and adults alike, expect live performances, a craft area for little ones and the return of the Wheel of Cheese to be in with a chance of winning special prizes.
Already a fixture on any foodie’s calendar, We Love Cheese is coming to Battersea Power Station for the first time and will take place at Circus West Village, the new riverside quarter bustling with exciting new restaurants, cafes and bars at the foot of the iconic building. With such a cheese-loaded, fun and family-friendly weekend, where would you rather brie?!
We Love Cheese is free to attend on Saturday 11 May (12pm – 6pm) and Sunday 12 May (11am-5pm) at Battersea Power Station.
Voting cards for the We Love Cheese Cup are £8 in advance or £12 on the day and include tasters of all the cheeses in the competition and one complimentary drink.
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Kate McKenzie, Director of KMC Squared/ Eat Me Drink Me, said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing our much-loved event, We Love Cheese to the foot of such an iconic London landmark. Following two hugely successful events in 2018, We Love Cheese at Battersea Power Station will be the biggest and best to date, spanning across the whole weekend, and accommodating more visitors. We are particularly excited to be working with Vagabond to give the event a greater emphasis on wine.”
Nicola Casperson, Head of Events and Live Brand Experiences at Battersea Power Station, said: “We are thrilled to welcome We Love Cheese to Battersea Power Station as part of our ongoing series of events and activities taking place this year as we create one of the most exciting new destinations in the capital.”
Maddy Barrett, Media & Events Manager at Vagabond, said:“Vagabond have been quietly championing independent wine over the years with epic indie producers from across the globe, so working alongside our friends at We Love Cheese was the perfect fit for us to combine London’s love of food and provenance with our passion for wine. We’re pumped to be heading the wine fair aspect of the festival and look forward to showcasing the exciting and growing world of English wine as well as our quality winemaking partners from further afield.”
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About Eat Me Drink Me:
Eat Me Drink Me is a London-based team of food, drink and event experts. Brought together by a love of great food and a desire to create something special.
Eat Me Drink Me curates food events in London and beyond as well as working with clients from Wilderness to Camp Bestival.
Vagabond have been breaking barriers in the world of wine since late 2010 their 100 wines by the glass concept, bringing a sense of discovery and energy to London’s independent wine scene. As well as making English wine here in Battersea, Vagabond fly the flag for some of the world’s greatest (and often smallest) wineries, with their focus on laid-back dining and wine education in a social setting.
About Battersea Power Station:
- Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest, most visionary and eagerly anticipated new town centres in which roughly half the development will consist of shops, restaurants and office space. In addition, there will be a six-acre public park, a town square and a new tube station (scheduled to be within Zone 1).
- The Battersea Power Station project covers 42 acres and includes 3.5m sq ft of mixed commercial space, together with 4,239 new homes.
- The successful regeneration of Battersea Power Station will create 20,000 new jobs, inject £20bn into the UK economy and create a funding mechanism for the first majortube line extension since the Millennium. A new NHS medical facility is also being built.
- Circus West Village is the first phase of the development that opened to the public and residents in 2017 and formsthe heart of the neighbourhood, providing a mix of new shops and restaurants, as well as an ongoing programme of events that have been enjoyed by over two million people so far. A new MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service also commenced last year
- The Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence (BASE), the development company’s bespoke jobs and training service created for those living locally, was launched in 2016. It is focusedon matching people with jobs at Battersea as well as providing training relevant to the job pipeline at the development.
- The widerBattersea Power Station development is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprised of S PSetia (40%), Sime Darby Property (40%) and The Employees’ Provident Fund (20%), with the commercial assets within the Power Station building now being directly owned byPermodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and EPF.
- Management of the development is being undertakenby the British-based Battersea Power Station Development Company.