It will be chocolate heaven in Melton when the first-ever ChocFest event takes in a couple of months time at the town’s cattle market.
ChocFest will include tastings, demonstrations, talks, workshops and plenty of chocolate and associated food and drink to buy from some of the UK’s best local producers.
The event is being supported by Leicester-based Cocoa Amore, an award-winning chocolatier. Cocoa Amore will be conducting workshops on the art of making handmade chocolates whilst 60 other exhibitors will be selling chocolate-related products including cakes, liqueurs, macaroons, drinks, biscuits and desserts.
Dr Matthew O’Callaghan OBE and chairman of the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership, said: “We British eat £4.6 billion worth of chocolate each year. ChocFest will be the first dedicated, non-trade chocolate festival in the Midlands and will be celebrating all things chocolate.
“There’s a real contrast here by holding the event in the town, more traditionally associated with Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese. However, as the proclaimed UK rural capital of food, the town is delighted to host the first-ever ChocFest and we’re expecting it to be very popular with all the chocolate lovers out there!”
ChocFest will take place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, November 19 and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, November 20. Admission is £4 and children under 16 are free.
Tickets will be available on the gate. For more information visit www.ukchocfest.co.uk