A new artisan market launching in Ealing this October will celebrate its debut week with a free festival of live music and mouthwatering food.
Ealing Artisan, part of the Dickens Yard development in the heart of the town, will open to the public weekly from Sunday October 8.
The collaboration of local markets W5 Food Market and Crafted W5 will host a mix of food and fine crafting stalls and celebrate makers, designers and producers in west London.
On the opening Sunday, Ealing Artisan will host the "We Love Cheese" festival, where there will be food stalls, live music, a kids area and talks from cheese importers and producers.
The event, which will run from 11am until 4pm, will have cheese pairings from local wine and beer specialists and will serve a range of cheese-filled dishes.
Craig Carson, managing director at St George West London, said: “We are excited to bring this new artisan market to Ealing in partnership with Eat Me Drink Me.
“Dickens Yard has been designed with community at its heart and it’s a great opportunity to welcome the local public to enjoy the development and celebrate Ealing’s very own expert artisans.”
Organisers have announced the festival will have its annual Cheese Cup, for experts from around the world to enter their best cheese for judging.
Guests can buy a ticket to take part in the voting, priced at £7 in advance or £9 on the day.
Tickets include a complimentary drink, a Cheese Cup tasting card and tasters of all the cheese entered into the competition.
Kate McKenzie from Eat Me Drink Me, said: “We are delighted to open a new weekly west London market to expand the food offering for the area and can’t wait to kick it off with the ‘We Love Cheese’ special festival.
“Dickens Yard is a great location for people to explore the rich mix of craft and food stalls, and we look forward to celebrating what West London has to offer and introducing great food & drink stalls from across the city.”
The market forms part of the transformation of Dickens Yard, the development which will soon be joined by five new food and lifestyle brands.
Balans Soho Society, Tonkotsu and Skinny Kitchen will open alongside Jigsaw and Gail's Bakery in 2018 and Tri Yoga will open later this year.
With 700 new homes and 104,000 sq ft of retail space, Dickens Yard is part of the regeneration of Ealing Broadway ahead of the arrival of Crossrail's Elizabeth Line in 2018.
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