CheeseFEAST Festival at the Lion Salt Works Museum on 16-17 November – last few tickets available for Saturday and Sunday

Tickets for this Sunday, 17 November and a last few tickets for Saturday 16 November are still available for Cheshire’s exciting new CheeseFEAST Festival being held this weekend at the award-winning industrial heritage museum, the Lion Salt Works Museum near Northwich. This ticketed event, runs 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 (see programme below) Parking is free. Tickets for these events are available by calling the Lion Salt Works Museum on 01606 275066 or online at

On both days, in addition to a cheese-based cookery demonstration, there will be a tour of the museum’s new Dairy and Cheese Exhibition exhibition, featuring archive implements as well as Aardman Animations’ model of ‘The Cheese Tent’ from the film ‘Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Saturday will feature a talk by the author of the book ‘Great British Cheeses’ and Reaseheath College will discuss how cheese is made and offer cheeses to taste. On Sunday, there will be talks and tastings with prize-winning cheese-maker, Joseph Heler Cheeses of Nantwich and purveyors of fine cheeses, Godfrey C Williams & Son of Sandbach.

Saturday 16 November

1000      Doors open, refreshments available

1030      Exhibition Tour of the Museum’s new temporary Cheese Intrigue exhibition by Thomas Holmes

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

12-2pm  Over lunch – FEAST Journal runs free workshop on salting and pickling food (in Cafe)

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

1500       Talk by Reaseheath College about cheese production and its industry- leading dairy and cheese courses,

including cheese-tasting

1600       Food for Thought – free tasting of some British cheese recipes.


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

10.00     Door open, refreshments available

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

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

renowned Vegetarian Society’s Cookery School, based in Altrincham


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 and who will serving cheeses to sample.

1500      Talk by prize-winning cheese-maker, Joseph Heler Cheeses of Nantwich

about its history and how its cheeses are made. There will be cheeses to


Lunch can be purchased in the Museum’s café and the nearby Salt Barge pub will be selling cheese-themed food

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