Thousands of visitors set to enjoy Artisan Cheese Fair

TV chef Rachel Green and Tim Brown from Melton Cheeseboard with some local food and drink EMN-160427-123551001
TV chef Rachel Green and Tim Brown from Melton Cheeseboard with some local food and drink EMN-160427-123551001
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Two events will make Melton the UK’s cheese capital this weekend.

The Artisan Cheese Awards - which has attracted 338 entries - will see cheeses from 86 artisan cheesemakers across Britain and Ireland battle for the coveted Supreme Champion Award and a £1,000 prize. Expert judges will name the winner tomorrow.

The Artisan Cheese Fair follows on Saturday and Sunday at the Cattle Market, from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are £3 with children under 16 free.

There’ll be over 100 stands selling, besides cheese, pies, cakes, chocolate and wines. There will be a programme of tastings, talks and demonstrations, including TV chef Rachel Green on Saturday.

For more details visit www.artisancheesefair.co.uk