Three cheers for big cheese show
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.
Judging the goats at Frome cheese Show
Frome Carnival Club ambassadors Emma Smith and Jess Cook with some of the winning cheese exhibits after the judging