The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa celebrates International Women’s Day

Cheese & Wine Tasting – 8th March

Dedicated to highlighting some of the West’s very best cheeses produced by women, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is taking attendees on a tasting journey, with guided samplings of five perfectly matched cheese and wines in the surrounds of the hotel’s cosy library.

Savouring Bath’s qualified cheese expert Mike will be joined by cheese-maker Julianna Sedli from The Old Cheese Room, taking guests through samples of Lypiatt, Berkswell and Wigmore among others. Limited to 10 attendees, tickets cost £45 per person and can be purchased directly from the hotel’s events team by calling 01225 823 333 or emailing events@royalcrescent.co.uk.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa offers 45 individually designed suites and bedrooms, located in the heart of the 250-year-old Grade I Listed Royal Crescent in the historic city of Bath, the historical home of renowned female novelist – Jane Austen.

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Cheese-themed hotel offers grate stay for fromage fanatics

Café Rouge opens the world’s first cheese suite

Cheese-obsessed Brits need look no further for their latest fix, as the world’s first “cheese themed hotel” comes to London town from 29th January – 6th February. 

The unique concept known as The Cheese Suite, has been commissioned by French bistro restaurant Café Rouge to celebrate its new extra cheesy menu, after reports reveal that around 700,000 tonnes of cheese is consumed each year, with each cheese loving Brit gobbling up approx. 27.4 grams of the good stuff every single day. 

Of this figure, 20,000 diners at Café Rouge have treated themselves to cheese afternoon tea, and the number of Beef Bourguignon Burgers sold in one year put in a row would be enough to line the Champs Elysee ten times over. 

Situated in the heart of London in Camden, this cheese themed getaway is really too gouda to miss out on. Fromage fanatics will be able to feast their eyes on cheese-themed wallpaper, throws and cushions as well as take selfies for the ‘gram of giant cheese installations, before turning in for the night snuggled up in cheese-themed bedding in this ultimate home-from-home homage to fromage.

As the accommodation is self-catered, there are plenty of cheese themed cookbooks to provide inspiration and classic cheese boardgames to help pass the time – as well as information available on the best cheese getaways and day trips to go on. And if they fancy a night in without having to cook, guests can even shower with cheese scented soap in the Suite while dialling the cheese hotline delivery service for melted cheesy goodness straight from Café Rouge delivered to their door… all to be consumed while listening to songs from the specially-compiled cheesy playlist, of course. 

Jacqueline Fletcher, head of marketing at Café Rouge commented: “We always want to cater to the appetite of our customers, and we know that there’s a real hunger for cheese-based dishes after serving over 20,000 Cheese Afternoon Teas since launching in 2018.

“So, we wanted to give the nation somewhere new and exciting to be totally immersed in one of their favourite foods in none other than a cheese themed hotel, while also trying some of our winter dishes from the comfort of the sofa.”

Café Rouge’s winter menu,3 which launched with cheese lovers in mind, features Breaded Camembert, Three-Cheese Croques, Beef Bourguignon Burger4 along with the favourite Cheese Afternoon Tea complete with French wine.

While it is free to stay at The Cheese Suite, guests will be able to donate to Café Rouge’s dedicated charity partner the Prince’s Trust upon checkout should they wish, where proceeds will be donated to the Prince’s Trust – fhttps://www.justgiving.com/campaign/caferouge

If you want to brie a guest at The Cheese Suite, please visit www.caferouge.com/cheese-suite to register for the chance to be entered into a ballot for a one-night stay. Nights are allocated at random and all visits will take place between the 29th January – 6th February 2020.

Looking for a Gouda time?

As good as it Grates! We Love Cheese takes over Battersea Power Station this May for two day festival

We Love Cheese head to Battersea Power Station in partnership with Vagabond’s Urban Winery

IMG_6349 (1)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 CacciaUne Normande à LondresAlsop & WalkerL’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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