The deliciously-themed Cheese and Chilli Festival returns on June 10 and 11 for full weekend of indulgent snacking, food fandom, fun ingredients and family entertainment. Now in its fourth year, this event celebrates both cheese and chilli within a vibrant festival setting.
You can wander around up to one hundred stands and stalls selling every imaginable type of cheese and chilli as well as produce incorporating the both as ingredients and all manner of dishes and delicacies to accompany the stars of the show.
Cheese fans will be spoilt for choice with the variety of local and regional cheeses to sample and buy. If you want to know the specifics, the cheese makers themselves will be on hand for a chat and there will be organised talks by a local cheese expert.
Chilli lovers can explore an incredible variety of plants and sauces to sample and to buy and seek advice on how to grow their own!
As well as opportunities to explore and sample a world of produce, the Cheese and Chilli Festival hosts all manner of free entertainment including live music, falconry flying displays, wine tastings, children’s entertainers, stunt shows, cooking demonstrations, a free wine masterclass and, of course, the inevitable chilli eating competition! Wash it all down with a trip to several pop-up bars including Downton Brewery and Dorset Mobile Bar’s ‘Final Furlong’ inflatable pub!
The event is easy to reach – right next to Bournemouth Airport – and this year’s festival promises even more cheese and chillies than ever! The event runs over a series of venues but an exclusive to the Christchurch event will be local cooking celebrity Sarah Ali Choudhury, who will cook her famous Chilli Paneer Blaze in the Demonstration Tent. Why not make a real occasion of it? You can upgrade your ticket for camping for just £10 per person!