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Artisan Cheese Fair 2018

The UK’s Largest Dedicated Cheese Fair

5-6 May 2018

Sat-Sun 10am-4pm


Entry £5 on the day, £4 advance - children under 16 years free

In 2017, 69 Artisan Cheesemakers from across Britain & Ireland attended who between them produce around 300 cheeses.  In 2018 we expect 70 – 80 cheese makers. Some produce the UK’s rarest cheeses only available direct from the cheesemaker.

There is a full programme of talks, tastings and demonstrations from industry experts. Besides cheese, there will be wine, cakes, beer, chutneys, Melton Mowbray’s famous Pork Pies and more.

Cheese Theatre Programme

11.00 Tasting Cheese - A Beginner’s Guide An informal guide to cheese: Nottingham Cheese Shop
12.00 A History of Cheese A light-hearted history of cheeses Matthew O’Callaghan
12.30 Blackwoods: Supreme Champion Cheese (+tasting)
13.00 Make your own Cheese Paul Thomas, Author Cheese-making at home 14.00 Cooking with Cheese

Tutored Tastings Programme

11.15 Irish Cheeses The renaissance of Irish Cheesemaking
12.30 Cheese and Wine Catchpole Cellars
13.30 No Kidding! Goat’s and Sheep’s Cheeses Goat’s and Sheep’s Cheeses are delicious

14.30 Award Winning Cheeses Taste some winners of the Artisan Cheese Awards Workshops
11.30 & 15.00 Make Your Own Cheese 13.00 & 14.00 Make Your Own Butter


11.30am & 14.00 Melstrum Ukulele Band 12.45am & 14.45 EAGA Gospel Choir 13.30pm & 15.30 New St George Morris Dancers




Disabled parking through Gate 4 off the Scalford Road.

Sorry no dogs, it's classed as a food event.

There is coach parking available on site for up to 50 coaches at the Livestock Market. Group offers are available on request.

For more information phone 07894 229499 or email

Venue: Livestock Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray. LE13 1JY

Download a map here of the exhibitors - listed below

Exhibitors - Cheese Producers

Cheese Fair

Exhibitors - Non-Cheese

Non cheese

Key to map of exhibitors