The festival was held in celebration of the new weekly Ealing Artisan market; in partnership with local food curators Eat Me Drink Me.
The free cheese festival saw a vibrant array of food stalls, live music and talks from producers and importers. Highlights included a presentation by the ES Magazine restaurant critic Grace Dent, who joined forces with Abbotshill Wine Bar & Deli and Formaggi & Cheese to offer expert wine & cheese pairings in the 'Ealing Bites' tent.
Visitors were able to sample a selection of melted, hard and soft cheeses, accompanied by artisan bread, crackers and local chutneys.
Produce displayed included Brocklebys Pies, Picks Organic Farms, Limpopo Biltong, GB Cheesecake and Claude's Boulangerie alongside treats from street food stalwarts Grill My Cheese. Celebrating the occasion, Honest Burgers, which is due to open in Ealing this autumn, launched their latest special; 'the Ealing' cheeseburger.
Guests were invited to judge the hotly contested Cheese Cup award, entered by experts around the world, and voted reigning champion Cap Caccia's Blusard cheese from Sardinia their winner.
Ealing Artisan is set to take place on Sunday 15th October with a street food line up featuring Muffin Man & Co, Indian Street Kitchen and Nha Trang, with Chapter Coffee and Abbotshill on hand to provide refreshments. Alongside giant games supplied by Dickens Yard resident Charlotte's W5, the market will feature live music and a children's craft area.
The market will take place in Dickens Yard on Sunday from 11-3pm.
Dickens Yard is the transformation by St George of Ealing Broadway as one of the finest new destinations in West London. The new market follows recent news that St George has secured an array of lifestyle and food brands to open at Dickens Yard such as Balans Soho Society, Tri Yoga, Tonkotsu and Skinny Kitchen, with Tri Yoga due to open this year and the other units set to open in 2018.