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Award-winning cheeses come to Bath

PUBLISHED: 11:21 30 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 30 September 2013

Tunworth Cheese at the 2012 festival

Tunworth Cheese at the 2012 festival

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Nineteen of the UK’s top artisan producers from across the cheese making regions of the UK are bringing their award winning cheeses to Bath as part of the Fine Cheese Co. Festival at Milsom Place on Saturday, October 26 between 10.00am and 5.00pm.

Ann-Marie Dyas, owner of The Fine Cheese Co. in Bath said, “We are thrilled to be welcoming the leading cheese makers to Bath for the festival. This year the event will feature a great variety of cheese makers presenting classic English cheeses and innovative new cheeses. There has been a complete renaissance of British cheese making in recent years, using old techniques to create new and exciting cheeses. It is extraordinary that we can even hold our own against French cheese makers, reflecting the integrity and quality of these British cheese makers.”

The Fine Cheese Co. will be joined by cheesemakers from Cheshire, Hampshire, Ceredigion in Wales, New Forest, and the West Country in a celebration of the art of cheesemaking. With tastings, talks and the opportunity to meet the artisan producers and share their passion for the craft, this is an event cheese enthusiasts.

Sarah Mansfield, Director of Milsom Place said, “Working with the Fine Cheese Co. to host the nation’s top cheese makers makes this event a favourite with Bath foodies as well as one of the headline events for the Great Bath Feast. This is just one of the artisan producer events that brings people to Milsom Place in the heart of Bath.”

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Some of the celebrated cheeses on offer:

• Popular local cheeses by Bath Soft Cheese, Sleight Farm, Keen’s Cheddar and the Old Cheese Room.

• Tunworth by Hampshire Cheeses, winner of the accolade ‘Supreme Champion’ at the British Cheese Awards 2013 and Gold at the World Cheese Awards. It is particular favourite of chef Raymond Blanc, who claimed it was the best camambert he’d ever tasted.

• Dorstone goat’s cheese, which took the Gold Medal at the 2013 Mondial du Fromage and is produced by Neal’s Yard Creamery.

• True Cheshire cheese by the Appleby family at Hawkstone Abbey Farm, winners of a Gold, Silver and Bronze award at the International Cheese Awards 2013.

• Cheddar cheese by Keen’s Cheddar, winner of the UK Supreme Champion Cheese and Best Regional Cheese at the Global Cheese Awards 2013.

• Farmouse cheese by Devon-based Curworthy who use a traditional 17th century method of production.

• Award-winning Lyburn Farmhouse Cheeses from the New Forest.

• Perroche cheese by Neal’s Yard Creamery, as well as their Gold-Medal-winning Dorstone.

• Organic. unpasteurised cheese by Sharpham Cheese Dairy and Vineyard, who also produce their own wine as an ideal accompaniment.

• Caws Teifi Cheese by Glynhod Farm, which is a multi-award winning Dutch-style gouda.

• Sparkenhoe Red Leicester, White Lake Cheese, The Traditional Cheese Dairy and Stichleton Dairy will also be showing off their cheeses, which visitors can wash down with some of the Somerset Cider Brandy on offer.

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The festival takes place on Saturday, October 26 between 10.00am and 5.00pm at:

Milsom Place

41 Milsom Street

Bath

BA1 1DN

For more details, call: +44 (0)1225 789040

Or visit: http://www.milsomplace.co.uk/events/

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