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50th cheese maker signs up to exhibit at Artisan Cheese Fair from 30 April to 1 May 2016 in Melton Mowbray

Visitors to the Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray this year will be able to enjoy a record number of cheeses as 50 local and national cheese producers have now signed up to showcase over 300 of the UK’s best artisan cheeses.

The UK’s largest dedicated cheese fair will return for its sixth year from 10am to 4pm on 30 April and 1 May 2015 at the Cattle Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1JY.

Last year, over 8,000 cheese-lovers visited the Artisan Cheese Fair and visitors to this year’s event will have the opportunity to taste and buy some of the UK’s rarest artisan cheeses including cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses.

Exhibitors will be coming from England, Ireland and Wales, ranging from very small producers relatively new to cheese making, through to family firms that have been making artisan cheese for generations. Exhibitors will include the 50th producer to sign up, Hamm Tun Fine Foods whose Cobblers Nibble is a multi award winning hard English cheese made from pasteurised cows’ milk from a Northamptonshire Fresian herd.

Gary Bradshaw from Hamm Tun Fine Foods said: “This will be our first year at the Artisan Cheese Fair. The event has a great reputation as being an excellent place to showcase products to real cheese-lovers. As a relatively new producer, we’ve just moved into larger premises and are confident that the Cheese Fair will be a springboard to further growth.”

Visitors can also learn about cheese in the daily programme of talks, demonstrations and tastings given by industry experts, as well as enjoying other local produce including pies, wine, cakes, cider, champagne and Melton Mowbray’s famous Pork Pies.

Matthew O’Callaghan organiser of the Artisan Cheese Fair added: “The record number of cheese makers who have booked so far shows the reputation of the Fair in the cheese world. The event is a must for anyone who loves cheese with some of the UK’s rarest cheeses on show to taste and buy.”

The Artisan Cheese Fair takes place on the first May Bank Holiday weekend. Entrance is priced at £3. For more information on the Artisan Cheese Fair 2016, visit www.artisancheesefair.co.uk

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Feb 242014
 

UK’S LARGEST CHEESE FAIR RETURNS IN 2016

51 cheesemakers and over 280 cheeses booked so far at Artisan Cheese Fair 2016

30 April to 1 May 2016 at Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, Leicestershire

The UK’s largest cheese fair will return for its sixth year in 2016 when the Artisan Cheese Fair takes place in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire from 30 April to 1 May. Last year, over 8,000 cheese-lovers visited the Cheese Fair and with over 50 cheesemakers showcasing in excess of 250 different products at this year’s event, visitors will have the opportunity to taste and buy some of the UK’s rarest and most popular artisan cheeses.

The Artisan Cheese Fair will be held from 10am to 4pm from 30 April to 1 May 2015 at the Cattle Market, Scalford Road. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1JY. Entry to the Fair is just £3 per person.

There is coach parking available on site for up to 50 vehicles at the Cattle Market and driver offers are available on request from Matthew O’Callaghan on 07894229499 or email matthewocall@gmail.com.

Visitors can learn about cheese in the daily programme of talks, demonstrations and tastings given by industry experts, as well as enjoying other local produce including pies, wine, cakes, cider, champagne and Melton Mowbray’s famous Pork Pies.

Matthew O’Callaghan, organiser of the Artisan Cheese Fair said: “The Artisan Cheese Fair is now into its sixth year and continues to grow in size and quality of experience for local, regional and national visitors. With plans for more exhibitors, offering more types of cheese than ever, this year’s event will be the largest cheese fair of its type in the UK.”

Tim Jones, Chair of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association, added: “Many of our members attend the Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray which has gained a very positive reputation nationwide over the last few years as an opportunity for specialist cheesemakers to showcase their products.”