Cheese tasting tours

No your eyes do not deceive you, cheese tasting tours are really a thing and, what's more, they're happening at Taste of London's festive edition this year. Pack your stretchy pants, because these tours are all about making your whey through as much award-winning fine cheese as possible. If that floats your boat, The World Cheese Awards also take place at the AEG Taste Theatre this weekend – which means you'll be able to rub shoulders with experts who have the best jobs in the whole world: making, eating and judging cheese. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets now:


The Botanist's bar

As strong advocates for anything sustainable in the food and drink industry, we fully endorse The Botanist's seasonal serves at its Taste of London bar – although it helps that the team's cocktails, complete with beautiful wild foraged garnishes, look delicious, too. Oh, and did we mention that they're also running masterclasses? More info here:


Get Baking sessions with AEG

Stir up a storm and perfect your festive bakes with help from some of the leading cookery writers, chefs and bakers in the business at AEG's baking masterclasses. Running up to four times a day, these sessions will teach you how to whip up everything from pear, cardamom and almond friands with supper club chef Kathy Slack to sausage rolls with Great Britsh Bake Off 2014 finalist Richard Burr. If you want to dress your table to impress this Christmas, then this is the one for you. Masterclass times can be found here:


Live demonstrations

From Oklava founder Selin Kiazim to Peruvian restaurateur Martin Morales and veggie expert Anna Jones, there's a whole raft of celebrity chefs, cookbook writers and culinary experts showcasing at Taste of London this year. Find out what they're up to and get involved:

Taste of London takes place 16-18 November; Tobacco Dock, E1W 2SF. Book your tickets here: