A record 7,080 visitors attended the 2013 cheese fair – only our third. Many cheese makers sold out by the end of the fair. Save the date for next year’s fair 3/4 May 2014. Click on main photo to see slide show of fair or move mouse over small pictures to scan photos (photos Lionel Heap)
Click on main photo to see slide show of fair or move mouse over small pictures to scan photos
Over 4,000 visitors attended the 2012 Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray. We had 60 stands including 36 cheesemakers from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Thanks to all who visited, the cheese makers, exhibitors, the Cattle Market, Melton BID, Stilton Cheesemakers Association, Specialist Cheesemakers Association etc for their support. For photos see below and also picture gallery tab above. Also below are video clips of event and podcast interviews with cheese makers. Matthew O’Callaghan, Chairman Melton Mowbray Food Partnership.
The Melton Times spoke with Matthew O’Callaghan, about the success of this years fair as the fair was ending.
Here’s a brilliant gallery from Nigel King who came to the Artisan Cheese Fair this weekend. Click the picture below to see more.
Melton Mowbray People have an excellent gallery of pictures from the 2012 Artisan Cheese Fair. Click on the picture below to see more
Here’s the Leicester Mercury’s Gallery – click on the picture to see more.
The rise in popularity of small-scale and locally produced cheese means that there is more choice for traditional and specialist cheese than ever before. I spoke to exhibitors at this years Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray to find out what makes artisan cheese such a success.
Nearly two-thousand people visited the Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray today. As everyone entered they were handed a voting card so they could tell us what they thought whas the best cheese of the day.
Taking the top prize was Westcombe Cheddar. We caught-up with Tom Calver for his reaction and to find out why his cheese won the approval of so many people.
Tonight saw the first ever Artisan Cheese Makers Dinner. Here are some photos from St Mary’s Church in Melton Mowbray. A lovely venue for a relaxed and hearty dinner after a long day promoting and selling specialist cheeses.
£1 entry. Venue is the same as last year: Exhibition Halls, Cattle Market, Melton Mowbray. LE13 1JY. 10am-4pm
Already we have a 33 Cheesemakers signed-up and a number of non-cheesemakers. Details on Exhibitors page of website.
We are very grateful to the Stilton Cheesemakers Association for their support.