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Calling All Cheese Enthusiasts!

The Artisan Cheese Fair

12/13 May 10am-4pm

Melton Mowbray, Exhibition Halls, Cattle Market LE13 1JY


A curdle of 35 cheese-makers will make their whey from all four corners of the British Isles to celebrate the second Artisan Cheese Fair in the market town of Melton Mowbray on 12– 13 May 2012.

More artisan cheese-makers than any other festival in the country will gather together to serve up over 150 varieties of Great British cheeses - from the well-loved and ubiquitous English Cheddar to the rare and acquired tastes of delicious Dorset Blue Vinney and Bellingham Blue.

“As Great Britain is fast becoming a rival for France, in the amount of native cheese varieties the country now produces, the aim of The Artisan Cheese Festival is very much about supporting the specialist business of making good quality cheeses,” says organiser Matthew O’Callaghan.

“This year the festival has grown four-fold and we are expecting a large number of cheese-lovers to come and visit us in Melton Mowbray – the home of one of Britain’s best-loved of British cheeses – Blue Stilton,” he adds.

“For those interested in how you make cheese, we will also be demonstrating production of one of this region’s oldest cheeses, Colwick Cream Cheese, originally made in Nottingham in 1645. Sadly production ceased in 1995 but we will be bringing it back to life for two days only,” says Matthew.

In all the Artisan Cheese Fair will boast over 60 fine food and drink stall-holders and to complement the cheese-makers – from Chutneys and specialist bread makers to Old English Cider and wine; as well as a programme of talks, demonstrations and tastings from industry specialists.   Entry to the whole event is only £1.

The Artisan Cheese Fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th May from 10am to 4pm at The Cattle Market, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.



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