30 April & 1 May 2016 (Sat-Sun Bank Holiday Weekend) 10am – 4pm
Entry £3, children free. Cattle Market, Scalford Road. Melton Mowbray. LE13 1JY
Visitors to the Artisan Cheese Fair can sample and purchase any of the 250 popular and rare cheeses on show from 50 exhibitors including the leading names in UK artisan cheese production.
You can enjoy talks, tastings and demonstrations from industry experts including the Stilton Cheesemakers Association. Besides cheese, there will be wine, cakes, beer, chutneys, Melton Mowbray’s famous Pork Pie 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 sixth 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.
We would like to thank:
Stilton Cheesemakers Association
Melton Borough Council
Melton Mowbray (BID) Business Improvement District
Melton Mowbray Cattle Market
Leicester Shire Promotions
Specialist Cheesemakers Association
St Mary’s Church
Nottingham Cheese Shop