Twenty British artisan cheesemakers will be taking part in a Fine Cheese Festival in Bath on Saturday 29 October.
Fine Cheese Festival
Saturday 29 October 2011
Milsom Place, Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1BZ
Among the cheesemakers who are travelling to the city of Bath in south-west England for the Fine Cheese Festival event are Keen’s and Westcombe, who both make traditional unpasteurised Cheddar cheese bound in cloth.
Visitors will also be able to taste cheeses from Sharpham Brie, award-winning Golden Cenarth by Caws Cenarth, Curworthy Cheese by Devon Oke, Keltic Gold by Whalesborough Farm and Whitelake Cheese.
There will be talks and tastings throughout the day.
Ann-Marie Dyas, owner of the Fine Cheese Co, says:
‘Cheese makers will be showing off the cheeses that are their pride and joy. To have the cream of British artisan cheese makers all together in Bath with their cheeses is very special.’
There are more than 700 named cheeses produced in the UK.
Cheddar (declared by King Henry II to be the best in Britain) is the UK’s favourite cheese, accounting for 55% of household purchases.
It is named after the Cheddar Gorge caves in Somerset where the cheese used to be stored to ripen. It is one of the most widely made cheeses in the world.
Some British cheeses have a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).
- West Country Farmhouse Cheddar can only be produced in the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
- Stilton can only be produced in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
The cheese festival will take place in Milsom Place, a traffic-free zone in Bath city.
It has Georgian buildings and open courtyards and includes four of the city’s busiest restaurants: Cote Brasserie, Jamie’s Italian, Yo!Sushi and Café Parisien.