Artisan Cheese Fair

Saturday May 05 2018to Sunday May 06 2018

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With around 70 artisan cheesemakers and 300 cheeses expected from Britain and Ireland, the Artisan Cheese Fair is the UK’s largest dedicated cheese fair. All undercover, talks and tastings as well as pies, cider, cakes etc compliment the cheese..

And what better place for a cheese fair than at a cattle market? You won’t find any live milkings or churnings but around 70 cheesemakers who, between them, can boast of producing over 300 delicious cheeses. There’s sure to be a flavour you’ve never discovered or a rare variety you have been searching for available to taste and purchase here. If you fancy, you can join one of the tutored tastings and either learn more about your favourite cheese or else discover the delights of cheeses you’ve never even heard of. 

Some of us will be quite content will filling our stomachs with barrel loads of beautiful cheese but if you crave something to pair it with – the fair will have it all, from chutneys to wines, ales and cakes, cider and of course some of those famous pork pies. A nice touch, everything you find here will have been sourced and produced in our very own British Isles.

Apart from the main event of perusing, choosing and tasting as much cheese as possible there will also be a whole host of talks including “Cooking with Cheese”, a “Beginners Guide to Cheese” and “How to Make Your Own Cheese”.  Adding to the jovial spirit of the day there will be a range of entertainment on offer such as the Melstrum Ukelele Band and some Morris dancing.

Without further ado, any lover of cheese whether it be soft or mature, nutty or sweet, strong or mild cannot miss the Artisan Cheese Fair. It’s one of the best in the country and there will be more food, drink and activities than you can ever want over the course of this wonderful weekend in Melton Mowbray.

Event tags

Festival type: 

Food Celebration

Locations: 

East Midlands, Leicestershire

Activities: 

Food & drink, Local produce

Disabled facilities

Disabled access, Disabled toilets, Disabled parking

Festival address

Livestock Market
Scalford Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 1JY

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Ticket Price
Children (under 16) FREE
Tickets Advance £4.00
Tickets on the gate £5.00
Opening times
  • (10:00 to 16:00)
Contact information
Melton Cheese Fair
07944 204555
[email protected]
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