Borough Market's Swiss cheese specialists Jumi are opening their first permanent store in Stoke Newington with plans afoot to hold raclette evenings and cheese school.
From Wotsit dust to queue-jumping, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...
Street traders the Raclette Brothers are opening a restaurant at Pop Brixton with Alpine-inspired food. So if fondue, raclette and tartiflette are your thing, then you know where to come.
The next street food folk to pop up at Selfridges Food Hall are Grill My Cheese. The Leather Lane purveyors of toasted cheese sourdough sarnies will be putting on a combo of classic dishes and Selfridges specials during their four week spot on Oxford Street.
From their classics, you'll find G.M.C (farmhouse mature Cheddar, Farmhouse Cow Milk Mozzarella and bechamel sauce) £6 and their Insta-worthy Rainbow Toasties with beetroot, rocket and
If you've been considering leaving town for Easter weekend, we may have news that'll make you change your mind. Returning for a third instalment is Cheese Town - the food festival (not to be confused with the dire Giant Cheese Board which broke the internet just before Christmas).
Moving from Brixton to Flat Iron Square in Borough the event features a range of street food traders, all serving up something deeply cheesy. So there's:
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One of London's longest-running restaurant sagas finally came to an end last week. For two years, Pickle and Toast has been tormenting Soho folk with an 'Opening Soon' hoarding, promising decent grilled cheese sandwiches. Many figured it was never actually going to open. And then, quietly, with no fanfare at all, it FINALLY opened last week.
Winter. It's cold, dark, and unavoidably depressing. So, what to do? Well, Oxford Street's new winter pop-up Woody Bear has a few suggestions, mainly in the form of melted cheese and booze.
The new pop-up will be laying on gooey wheels of raclette, croque monsieur and spiked eggnog to warm your cockles and raise your spirits, all taking place on an urban fairground-themed rooftop with amazing views over
Head upstairs for oysters at the seafood bar, downstairs for the Tasting Room, or pick up some delicacies from the special ‘walk-in cheese room’ to take home with you at La Fromagerie Bloomsbury.
We head over to Camden to try The Cheese Bar, where the Cheese Truck has settled down. It really is ALL about cheese. And that's a good thing.
27/2/17 - updated with launch details
Of the many food trucks going permanent in London that we’ve witnessed lately, we must confess we’re extra glad to find out one of will be The Cheese Bar, purveyor of intensely comforting grilled cheese sandwiches.
After three years selling out of an old ice-cream van, The Cheese Truck will be reborn as The Cheese Bar, dishing out gooey grilled
Opening its doors on Holloway Road today is new wine and cheese store Provisions. It's the brainchild of two ex-Borough Wine blokes - Hugo and Ben. "We want to put the producer at the fore and tell their story to people here," Ben told Hot Dinners. "It’s what got us hooked on them in the first place and what we love about working with them."
Expect to find around 100 wines in stock from France and Italy. There'll be a wine refill system where a reusable bottle
If the puny little balls of mozzarella you normally pick up in the supermarket just aren't enough to satisfy your cheese lust, better head down to Rossopomodoro over the next two months. Apparently this is the best time of year to be eating buffalo mozarella and so the Italian chain have introduced two humungous servings of the cheese to their menu for the summer.
The Mozzarellona comes in at a weighty 1kg and will feed parties of 6-10 for £40 while The Trecciona
Greenwich is getting a new bistro/deli devoted to fizz and cheese. Champagne + Fromage should be opening their doors on Church Street within Greenwich market next month. It's the third site for the group run by husband and wife team Stefano Frigerio and Maud Fierobe and cheese expert Franck Le Blais.
The Greenwich space will be pretty small, with space for 20 inside and 20 outside. On the menu will be a variety of French food, including fresh tartines and the deli