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Have a Gouda time at Borough Market’s Evening of Cheese this Christmas

As the capital gears up for Christmas celebrations, London’s iconic Borough Market announces its popular Evening of Cheese among other festive treats.  

10 November 2023 

Media Release 

Have a Gouda time at Borough Market’s Evening of Cheese this Christmas  

As the capital gears up for Christmas celebrations, London’s iconic Borough Market announces its popular Evening of Cheese among other festive treats.  

Taking place on Wednesday 13th December, the annual cheese extravaganza, led by the Market’s community of cheesemongers, is free to attend from 6pm-9pm, giving shoppers the chance to seek expert advice on the perfect festive cheeseboard. Shoppers can expect to find the highest quality cheeses from Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands, including a range of cow, goat and sheep-based produce.  

Meanwhile, a variety of the Market’s drinks traders will also be on hand to keep shoppers refreshed during the evening.  

The Market’s Christmas festivities will see beautiful garlands and lights throughout the Market from Friday 17th November, as well as traditional real trees creating a magical atmosphere. From Friday 1st December, there will also be a weekly programme of live choirs and bands to soundtrack visitors’ Christmas shopping.  

There will also be gift edit brochures available in The Borough Market Store, offering inspiration for visitors to create their own Christmas gifts for food lovers, from a ‘Chilli Lovers’ edit, to ‘Home Cooks’ and ‘Vegan Treats’, the Market has flavours to suit everyone’s Christmas needs.  

 The Market’s social media channels will also be running a “Festive Fives” series, highlighting five festive classics to get you in the mood for celebrations, including cheeseboards, charcuterie, drinks, desserts and the main event of Christmas lunch itself. Tips and recipes for any leftover food will also be available to ensure nothing goes to waste.  

Jane Swift, CEO of Borough Market, said: “Christmas is always such a special time at the Market, with our Evening of Cheese being a calendar highlight. This event not only provides shoppers with the chance to try new cheeses but it is also a great way to get to know our traders and the story behind their produce. With cheese being a staple piece of the Christmas season, this is an event not to be missed.’ 

Borough Market will be offering extended opening times over the Christmas period, trading seven days per week from Monday 4th December – Sunday 24th December (included). Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 27th December will be closed so traders can enjoy time with families, as will New Year’s Day, 2nd and 3rd January.


About Borough Market    

Borough Market is a source of quality British and international produce, but it is more than just a place to buy or sell food. It’s a place where people come to connect, to share food and awaken their senses. Borough has long been synonymous with food markets and as far back as 1014, and probably much earlier, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock. In the 13th century traders were relocated to what is now Borough High Street and a market has existed there ever since. Many of the Markets traders also now sell their produce online, meaning those unable to make it to the Market can still access a selection of the Market’s exceptional range of artisanal produce. Details can be found through the Borough Market online directory.  

In addition to the traders selling fresh produce from their stalls, Borough Market also houses a selection of restaurants and bars. Diners can enjoy Arabica Bar & Kitchen, Bao Borough, Berenjak Borough, Elliot’s, Fish! Restaurant, Mallow, Maria’s Market Café, Padella, Rambutan, Roast Restaurant, Silka, Sons + Daughters, Tapas Brindisa, Turnips restaurant and Wright Brothers Oyster and Porter House, while those looking for something to drink can head to Bedales of Borough, The Cider House, The Globe Tavern and The Rake.  

Borough Market’s mission is to continue to provide a world class food market at Borough for the community of London and beyond. It is owned by a charitable trust and run by a board of volunteer trustees. The trust is committed to supporting the local community around Borough Market. We regularly run community events and we support local community projects and schemes.