Liverpool goes crackers for CheeseFest

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Liverpool CheeseFest. Pic © Tom Swift JMU Journalism

CheeseFest came to the city at the weekend to showcase some of the weirdest and tastiest products from across the UK and beyond.

Situated at the Liverpool Students Guild, the sold-out event attracted hundreds of guests to see and sample the vast cheese collection the traders had on offer.

Enthusiasts from all around the country were available to talk about their products. Some larger businesses, like Canadian soul food chain Blue Caribou Canteen, were present at the event selling hot food to guests.

Small bags were given on arrival for a preview of what the hall’s traders had to offer throughout the day, including flavoured or themed brands.

Aside from all the cheese, jams and chutneys were available from stalls, and one showcased smoked meat and biltong from South Africa.

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For the adults, a bar was on site to have some drinks while sampling the products.

Ridiculously Rich, a desserts stall owned by The Apprentice 2016 winner, Alana Spencer, was also represented at the festival.

CheeseFest is a national travelling event, next appearing in Edinburgh before going to Manchester, Wolverhampton, Exeter, Bournemouth and Leicester.

Dan Moore, who headed the stall for Cheese Factory, told JMU Journalism: “It’s not often you get to represent your goods at a food festival exclusively about cheese, so I’m glad that this event happens so we can show off our goods. We enjoy meeting people from all over the country that show a real enthusiasm for what we do.”

A live DJ was on stage to entertain the crowds over the weekend as they purchased products, and enjoyed the festivities.

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