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The human population usually falls into two parties when the dessert menu arrives. And if you're someone who shuns a chocolate fondant for a cheese board (welcome, sister), then we have just the thing for you.
A Cheese Barge is setting sail in London this spring, which will offer cheese lovers the opportunity to dine on incredible cheese-loaded dishes while enjoying the sights of the city canal.
The two-storey floating restaurant aims to highlight the UK's best fromage, with head chef Reagan Ellenbroek and executive chef Ross Keeling promising "honest British dishes using small producer cheese".
The barge is (fon)due to launch in Paddington Central in April.
The downstairs will act as the main restaurant, where guests can enjoy dishes such as Maida Vale (that's soda bread covered with washed cheese rind, smoked mackerel and a green sauce) or Devils on Horseback (medjool dates stuffed with stilton and wrapped in bacon, fried cheddar curds, curried and tossed in chilli honey). We're dribbling.
Upstairs, an open-air deck will accommodate those looking to enjoy a causal glass of wine and nibbles.
The Cheese Barge from the brain of Mathew Carver, founder of The Cheese Bar in Camden and the man behind Covent Garden's trendy Pick & Cheese restaurant, which sees cheese served up on a conveyor belt. He's also a World Cheese Awards judge, so in short: this guy knows his cheese.
"Hailing from Jersey, I spent my childhood years messing around in boats," the entrepreneur said. "So, when the opportunity of opening The Cheese Barge came along, we couldn't say no."
He added: "The fact that it was British-made by real craftsmen appealed to our continued efforts to support British industry.
"We've always set out to create fun restaurant experiences, and what could be more fun than eating the best of British cheese on the Grand Union Canal."
The Cheese Barge is coming to Paddington Central this spring.
We suggest you set a reminder - this is gonna brie good.
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