The Spring Cheese and Wine Festival Southbank Centre in London April 2012

The Southbank Centre in London is once again to play host to The Cheese & Wine Festival. There is no gobbledygook or wine snobbery to be found here, only new and exciting tastes to explore, fascinating facts to learn and somewhere for passionate foodies to meet up and share their passion.

There will be more that 35 stalls, offering visitors the chance to shop for foodie presents, sample artisan dairy and cheese, and find their perfect wine, with purveyors coming from as far afield as Australia, Italy and South America.

In the Cheese & Wine Cookery Theatre, Chef Valentina Harris will be co-ordinating a series of demonstrations, talks and cheese recipe demonstrations, while Master of Wine Tim Atkin, will be in charge of the tutored cheese & wine tastings.

The Cheese & Wine Festival will be open from 10-8pm, Friday and Saturday, and 10-6pm Sunday.

Admission is generally free, but some tastings will be ticketed and require pre-booking and payment. A full programme and tickets will be available from www.cheesewinefestival.com.