Artisan Cheese Fair returns this May

Artisan Cheese Fair returns this May

The UK’s largest cheese fair will return for its fourth year when the Artisan Cheese Fair takes place in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire from 5-6 May 2018.

Over 60 cheesemakers and producers are expected to attend, showcasing over 300 of the UK’s rarest and most sought after cheeses to taste and buy – most not often found on the local cheese counter. Many of the winners and entrants from this year’s national Artisan Cheese Awards – to be held on 26 April 2018 – will be present at the Cheese Fair.

The Cheese Fair is focused on smaller artisan cheese makers with producers coming from all over England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. As well as cheese, there will also be traditional Melton Mowbray pork pies, cider, cakes, beer, chocolate, wine, charcuterie, and much more. There is also a full programme of talks, tastings and demonstrations, and entertainment from The Eaga Gospel Choir, Melstrum Ukulele Band and New St George Morris Dancers.

Matthew O’Callaghan from the Melton Food Partnership and organiser of the Artisan Cheese Fair said: “The Artisan Cheese Fair has grown in size each year and we now have more exhibitors than any other cheese festival in the country. It’s become a real highlight of the food events calendar and with so many artisan producers under one roof, it’s a rare opportunity to taste, sample and buy the best cheeses available in the UK.”


The UK’s largest cheese fair will return for its fourth year when the Artisan Cheese Fair takes place in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire from 5-6 May 2018.

Further information and tickets are available online from www.goleicestershire.com/artisancheesefair or from Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray and the Visit Leicester Centre. Admission is £5 (£4 in advance), with children under 16 free. Group rates can be requested by contacting [email protected]