Three cheers for big cheese show

Bath Chronicle - - OPINION -

THE rain held off as tens of thou­sands of vis­i­tors at­tended this year’s Frome Cheese Show. Af­ter the of­fi­cial launch of the So­ci­ety’s new Cheese Pav­il­ion at the Thurs­day night Global Cheese Awards, the ex­hi­bi­tion hall was filled all of show day with vis­i­tors ex­plor­ing what was on offer with more than 850 cheeses, cheese trade stalls, the cheese bar and cook­ery the­atre. The so­ci­ety’s chair­man, Mar­tyn Brake, said the char­ity was thrilled with the new build­ing. He said: “Its size and qual­ity make it a fan­tas­tic venue not just for the Cheese Show but hope­fully for other com­mu­nity events through­out the year.” Out­side the pav­il­ion every trade av­enue, mar­quee, arena bench and bar was jam packed with vis­i­tors en­joy­ing all the fea­tures of this year’s show. The sec­ond year of the mu­sic stage was just as suc­cess­ful as the last with a va­ri­ety of mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment all day long. The ap­pear­ances on stage by Gem from Cbee­bies Swash­buckle drew in younger guests with many a pi­rate cos­tume seen. The re­turn of cat­tle show­ing to the live­stock vil­lage was met with great de­light from both ex­hibitors and vis­i­tors alike. They were of course joined by hun­dreds of sheep and goats with many go­ing home hav­ing won rosettes. The show’s horse sec­tion con­tin­ued to thrive with com­pe­ti­tions tak­ing place in three rings through­out the day. Or­gan­is­ers thanked spon­sors, ex­hibitors, vol­un­teers and vis­i­tors, and are al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year.

Pic­ture: Clare Green

Judg­ing the goats at Frome cheese Show

Pic­ture: Tony Bolton

Frome Car­ni­val Club am­bas­sadors Emma Smith and Jess Cook with some of the win­ning cheese ex­hibits af­ter the judg­ing

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