2-3 May 2015 (Sat-Sun Bank Holiday Weekend) 10am – 4pm Entry £2
Cattle Market, Scalford Road. Melton Mowbray. LE13 1JY
We expect around 50 Cheese Makers who between them produce close on 250 cheeses.
These include some of the UK’s rarest cheeses.
Talks, tastings and demonstrations.
Besides cheese, there will be pies, wine, cakes, beer, chutneys and more.
The British love cheese … from the heritage farmhouse cheddars, our geographically protected Stilton to the soft delicate flavours of a Somerset Brie, the British Isles is home to a vast range of artisan cheeses and regional flavours.
In its fifth year the Artisan Cheese Fair is now the largest dedicated festival of cheese in the UK. Held undercover within the halls of Melton Mowbray’s heritage Cattle Market, the fair showcases cheese makers from all over the British Isles.
The Artisan Cheese Fair celebrates the growing popularity of British cheese with exports hitting a record high last year. Figures from HMRC in 2014 showed that cheese exports rose by 8.2 per cent with around 130,000 tonnes exported.
Visitors to the Fair will have the opportunity to taste some of the UK’s rarest cheeses. They can also learn about cheese in the daily programme of talks, demonstrations and tastings given by industry experts including the Stilton Cheesemakers Association, as well as enjoying other local produce including ales, wines, chutneys and Melton Mowbray’s famous Pork Pie.