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Cheese the day
Lion Salt Works
Saturday 16th November 2019 - Sunday 17th November 2019
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'Cheese the day’ at Cheshire’s Lion Salt Works Museum’s CheeseFEAST Festival ....

Dismiss the dark days of autumn and find time to ‘unrind’ at a two-day boutique festival for cheese lovers, being held at Cheshire’s award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum, near Northwich, on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November.

This ticketed event, running from 10.30am - 5pm, gives visitors the chance to enjoy a day-long programme of fascinating cheese talks, demonstrations and tastings for just £8 per person. Parking is free.

At 7pm on Saturday 16 November, the Museum will also host a fun and quirky ‘Periodic Table of Cheese Challenge’.

This unique and rarely-available cheese challenge is a fun, up-beat night of cheese-tasting. 

At just £10 per ticket, this event is fun for anyone who likes cheese as well as serious cheese buffs. CheeseFEAST is sponsored by Barratt and David Wilson Homes, North-West. 

Both CheeseFEAST days will feature cheese-themed cookery demonstrations and a tour around a specially-sourced exhibition of archive cheese and dairy implements from Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Museums. The fascinating exhibition will surprise and amuse with quirky tales about Cheshire’s dairy and cheese industry and how salt was a key ingredient in its success.

In an exclusive tie-up with Aardman Animations, the exhibition also features the original model of ‘The Cheese Tent’ from the film ‘Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit’.

The temporary exhibition will be displayed in the historic museum, one of the last open-pan, salt-making sites in the world and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

On Saturday, the author of ‘Great British Cheeses’, Jenny Lindford will speak about her book and in the afternoon, Dan Akers, the inventor of the ‘Periodic Table of Cheese Challenge’ will talk about his inspiration for inventing the challenge that will be held that evening.

During the day, there will also be a talk by Cheshire’s Reaseheath College, the UK industry-leader in cheese-making and dairy courses.

The Museum is pleased to be featuring this challenge in the year in which UNESCO is celebrating the 150th year of the Periodic Table and Mendeleev’s contribution to its structure. 

Saturday 16 November  (£8 per ticket for this programme) 

1030      Tour of the Museum’s new Dairy and Cheese Exhibition. The exhibition also

              features Aardman Animations’ model of ‘The Cheese Tent’ from the film

              ‘Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit’. 

1145      ‘Live’ cookery demonstration, featuring cheese recipes by Paola Cecchini,

               La Cucina Di Paola 

Lunch break 

1400       Author of ‘Great British Cheeses’, Jenny Linford, talks about her book 

1500       Talk by Debbie Heritage from Reaseheath College about cheese

               production and the college’s industry-leading dairy and cheese courses. 

1600       Quirky talk by ‘Periodic Table of Cheese’ founder, Dan Akers, about why he

                invented this animated game

On Sunday, in addition to activities such as a cookery demonstration, there will be talks by award-wining Joseph Heler Cheeses of Nantwich and Godfrey C Williams & Son from Sandbach, purveyors of fine food for five generations. Cheese specialists, regularly holding over 200 cheeses, Godfrey C Williams & Son are Cheshire’s oldest Cheese Factor*, having regularly selected and traded Cheshire Cheese since before 1875.

The family-business also has a direct connection with the Lion Salt Works.

Sunday 17 November (£8 per ticket for this full-day programme) 

1030      Exhibition Tour of the Museum’s new temporary exhibition (as for Saturday) 

11.45     ‘Live’ cookery demonstration, concentrating on cheese recipes, with leading

               Chester-based Italian restaurant, Da Noi of Bridge Street, Chester

Lunch break

1400      Godfrey C Williams & Son in Sandbach – purveyors of fine cheeses. Talk by

              Daniel Williams, Fifth Generation and Project Manager, who has historic   

              connections to the Lion Salt Works. 

1500      Talk by prize-wining, Joseph Heler Cheeses of Nantwich 

1600      ‘Live’ cookery demonstration, featuring recipes with cheese, by the

               renowned Vegetarian Society’s Cookery School, based in Altrincham

Tickets for all these events are available by calling the Lion Salt Works Museum on 01606 275066 or online at


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