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Crowds enjoy Melton Mowbray Food festival

Thousands of people enjoyed a visit to the Melton Mowbray Food Festival last weekend, held from 3-4 October 2015.

Now in its 12th year, the event was one of the best years yet.

Matthew O’Callaghan Chairman of the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership which organises the Festival said: “It’s been a good year for us with visitor numbers and takings up on last year, and the fastest-ever start to trading on the Sunday. Many exhibitors said they’d had one of their best events in recent years.”

Plans are already underway for next year’s event which will be held from 1-2 October 2016.

Visitors sampled a wide range of local and regional delicacies from over 150 stands including traditional Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese, artisan cheeses, gold-infused bubbly, steamed puddings, gourmet British game, locally-brewed ales, as well as international foods from Poland, India, Germany, Russia, Italy, Greece, Morocco and Africa, amongst others.

Celebrity chefs, regional cooks, bakers and bread makers including Rachel Green, Linda Hewett, Stephen Hallam and Jo Pratt demonstrated a range of recipes in the Festival theatre. A family food and fun area kept the kids entertained as well as teaching them about food in a fun and interactive way, including new for this year, the ‘Indian Experience’.

The Festival is organised by the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership with support from Samworth Brothers, NFU Mutual, Bouverie Lodge and Melton Borough Council.

For more details on the Festival, visit