Vegan cheese company, Nutkin, are opening a pop-up shop in collaboration with new culinary academy and café, Plant Hub in Hackney. The pop-up will be open from 15-17 March, and is the UK’s first plant-based cheese shop opening.
Plant Hub is a brand new plant-based café and space to learn how to create delicious vegan food, developed by a team of talented plant-based foodies.
The pop-up will feature a deli selling everything needed to create the perfect vegan cheese board, including Nutkin’s full range of organic fermented macadamia and cashew nut cheeses, raw culture crackers, probiotic krauts and pickles, nut milk kefir and an almond-based parmesan-style cheese.
Speaking to Vegan Life about the event, founder of Nutkin, Kate Bronte-Stewart, said: “I’ve been pondering this event for months and am so excited to finally do it! It’s a great way to showcase our artisan vegan cheeses and gives us a chance to dip our toe in the water before looking for a more permanent shop premises!”
There will be a supper club serving gourmet plant-based dishes, using Nutkin’s delicious cheeses, and a workshop on how to make basic nut-based cheeses at home.
Food cooked over the weekend will be available to takeaway or eat in, all featuring Nutkin’s range, highlighting the versatile uses of the products.
Nutkin launched in February 2018, selling their vegan cheeses at vegan events and farmers markets around the UK. The growth of veganism provides the perfect opportunity for businesses such as Nutkin to succeed – The Vegan Society cite that 600,000 people identify as vegan, and with Veganuary nothing its most successful year to date with 250,000 participants, that figure is expected to grow.
Kate added: “The vegan cheese scene in this country is amazing! A few years ago, when I started developing my recipes, I couldn’t get hold of delicious, healthy vegan cheese anywhere, but now there are some wonderful producers. With interest in veganism booming, this can only get better. Join the nut cheese revolution!”
Nutkin’s pop-up will be held in Plant Hub, 217 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, and will be looking for a permanent space following the pop-up.