Countdown to Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton

Exhibitors at this year's Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton will include 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 EMN-160330-101607001

Exhibitors at this year's Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton will include 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 EMN-160330-101607001

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There’s less than a month to go until Melton welcomes the return of the largest cheese fair in the country.

The Artisan Cheese Fair will be held from Saturday, April 30 to Sunday, May 1 (10am-4pm) with a record number of over 60 local and national cheese producers showcasing around 300 of the UK’s best artisan cheeses.

The fair, returning for its sixth year, will take place at the Cattle Market on Scalford Road.

Last year over 8,000 cheese-lovers visited the event 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, Scotland and Wales, ranging from very small producers relatively new to cheese-making, through to family firms that have been making artisan cheese for generations.

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.

Entrance is £3. For more visit www.artisancheesefair.co.uk