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Cheese Bar to welcome top chefs to inaugural grilled cheese challenge

On 14 September, The Cheese Bar will be honouring the humble grilled cheese with a fitting celebration in aid of Help Refugees UK.

Founder of the newly opened site in Camden, Mathew Carver has invited five of London’s best from across the capital to turn their hand to creating their own cheesy masterpiece with proceeds from the evening donated to the charity.

Challenging Carver, five chefs will be stepping up, pitting their signature styles against each other for a chance to be crowned the grilled cheese champion.

Taking their place on the menu will be Josh Katz and Mattia Bianchi from Middle Eastern maestros Berber & Q, Harneet Baweja of East London favourite Gunpowder, specialist in all things Louisianan, Decatur’s Tom Browne, alongside James & Thom, founders of Pizza Pilgrims and Tomasz Baranski, Head Chef of taco experts El Pastor.

Collaborators will be given free reign to put their stamp on the classic grilled cheese, with one rule and one rule only, the cheese must be British, in keeping with The Cheese Bar’s championing of the best, and only the best, produced on British soil.

Carver said, 'I am so excited to be working with some of the city’s most talented chefs and restauranteurs who no doubt will be creating some really special combinations and all for a great cause.

'With the likes of Pizza Pilgrims, El Pastor and Berber & Q, it’s a great chance to play around with new combinations and flavours from around the world all using British cheeses in a brand new and exiting way whilst helping those in need.”

Carver has teamed up with Help Refugees UK for the occasion to raise awareness and vital funds to aid the European refugee crisis, with proceeds from the evening donated to charity.