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Intrigue of Cheese: Cheshire Salt and Dairy Industry
Lion Salt Works
Saturday 12th October 2019 - Sunday 16th February 2020

This Autumn, the multi award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich will kick off a season of cheese-related events with an exhibition called ‘Intrigue of Cheese: Cheshire Salt and Dairy Industry’.

Opening on Saturday 12 October and finishing on 16 February, this 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.

On loan from Aardman Animations in Bristol, the exhibition will also feature the original model of ‘The Cheese Tent’* from the celebrated film ‘Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit’. Normal admission charges apply.

Following on from this, on 16-17 November, the Museum will hold its inaugural CheeseFEAST Festival – a weekend of fascinating talks, demonstrations and cheese-tastings to delight both cheese lovers and those who want to find out more about the county’s most famous export.

Both events are sponsored by Barratt and David Wilson Homes, North-West. 

The Intrigue of Cheese exhibition brings together the history, trade, traditions and influence of Cheshire cheeses. For instance, it explains how Cheshire cheese gained an early competitive advantage in Tudor times.

Unlike other cheeses, Cheshire cheese was able to withstand the long journey by wagon to London.

The reason being that not only were Cheshire cows often grazed on the saline-rich salt marsh, but thanks to the abundance of locally-sourced salt from beneath the Cheshire Plain, the county’s cheese preserved better than lower salt content cheeses.

Cheshire cheese is one of Britain’s first named cheese, and it is said to have been a favourite amongst the court of Elizabeth I – a fact that would have further enhanced its growing reputation.

Please note the Museum is not open on a Monday.

Please Note: Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice.
Please check parking restrictions before leaving your vehicle.

Location:

Lion Salt Works
Ollershaw Lane
Marston
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 6ES

Tel: 01606 275066

WWW: The Lion Salt Works

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Please Note: The information regarding this event was correct at the date of publication. Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice. Please check with the event before attending.

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