Over the last few months Pavilion Road (located just off Sloane Square behind Peter Jones) has come to life with a row of artisan food and drink shops that are helping to put Chelsea on the London foodie map: Bread Ahead, Natoora, Provenance Village Butcher, Pavilion Wine and London Cheesemongers.
London Cheesemongers is somewhere cheese aficionados and novices can go to discover traditionally produced cheeses that are selected based on quality and season. You can now even enjoy cheese and drink pairings upstairs in London Cheesemongers’ tasting room every Saturday afternoon if you can’t wait to get home.
The other week I visited upstairs for Crostini Club‘s inaugural event at London Cheesemongers. The idea of the evening was to explore a variety of crostini (the gorgeous bread coming from Bread Ahead), that were to be topped with a selection of British, Italian and French cheeses carefully selected from London Cheesemongers. The crostini were also to be dressed with a creative homemade touch and of course, let’s not forget the wine: bubbles, white and red.
The first crostini to try involved Étrez butter spread over slices of baguette with marinated anchovies.
Next was Perail ewe’s milk cheese with its distinguishable nutty taste served on mixed seeds bread with cavolo nero pesto.
Kirkham’s Lancashire hard cheese was then served on baguette with slow-cooked Tropea onions.
Then came the Taleggio semi-soft cow cheese served on ciabatta bread with British conference pears.
The penultimate crostini involved barrel-aged feta on focaccia bread with peppers spread.
And the final crostini arrived with Innes-Log goat cheese served on sourdough brown bread with aubergine mousse.
The whole evening was filled with the most wonderful flavours and great company. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the evening but from the moment I arrived I savoured every morsel and the table conversation.
London Cheesemongers, 251 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP