Celebration of local produce as Melton Mowbray Food Festival returns for 12th year

Visitors to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire will get a chance to taste and buy some of the UK’s best locally-produced food and drink as the Melton Mowbray Food Festival returns from 3-4 October 2015.

The Melton Mowbray Food Festival is now one of the largest regional food festivals in the country, set in the heart of the town known as the UK’s Rural Capital of Food. Now in its 12th year, the Festival will be held in the town’s Cattle Market with over 150 of the country’s finest producers showcasing their food and drink products.

Visitors to this year’s Festival can sample not only the local, traditional Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese, but also a range of delicious foods such as stunning new alcoholic ice creams, artisan cheeses, gold-infused bubbly, steamed puddings, gourmet British game, locally-brewed ales and many more, from the region and beyond.

Celebrity chefs, regional cooks, bakers and bread makers including Rachel Green, Linda Hewett, Stephen Hallam and Jo Pratt will be demonstrating a range of recipes in the Festival theatre.

A family food and fun area will keep the kids entertained as well as teaching them about food in a fun and interactive way.

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

Matthew O’Callaghan from the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership said: “The Festival continues to grow and we’re confident that 2015 will be our best year ever. We’re looking forward to welcoming back some of our most popular and favourite exhibitors and introducing some new ones to offer different tastes to a knowledgeable crowd of food lovers.”

Tickets are priced at £6 on the day or £5 in advance from www.goleicestershire.com/foodfestival online or in person from Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray. Children under 16 go free. For more details on the Festival, visit www.meltonmowbrayfoodfestival.co.uk

Last updated September 2015