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Oktoberfest is coming to London, giving thousands the chance to drink steins of beer and tuck into German food while revelling in all the festivities. Meanwhile, oompah bands will be soundtracking – lederhosen are strictly optional.

The festival originated on October 12, 1810, in celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festival concluded five days later with a horse race held in an open area that came to be called Theresienwiese (“Therese’s green”).

Bavarian food is known for its signature pork dishes of such as Pork Roast known as Schweinebraten, Pork Knuckle known as Schweinshaxe and a meatloaf known as Leberkäse. All of which is served with Sauerkraut which literally translates as sour cabbage but is much nicer than it sounds.


We have previously talked about great German foods to go with a theatre outing to see Cabaret and we still celebrate German cuisine with our fantastic Frankfurters.

We also provide an amazing German cheese called Montagnolo Affine - a wonderful German full fat cheese, which  has won the Supreme Champion award at the International Cheese Awards. It's a highly recommended soft mould ripened, blue vein cheese from Germany made with pasteurised cow's milk.

There’s also Cambozola – a soft mild blue cheese, with wide appeal, from Germany. The cheese's name appears to be a portmanteau of Camembert and Gorgonzola, which is fitting, given that its flavour profile combines the moist, rich creaminess of Camembert with the sharpness of blue Gorgonzola. 


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