The Great British Cheese Festival 2011 24th and 25th September

2 September 2010 — Features

Cheese Festival

The Great British Cheese Festival is to cheese what Glastonbury is to music and it is hard to imagine a more dramatic setting for the Festival than CARDIFF CASTLE and the spectacular modern skyline of Cardiff.

Once again the Festival will be held in CARDIFF CASTLE where CARDIFF COUNCIL, and the Festival’s creator Juliet Harbutt, are working together to ensure it retains its unique character and continues to be the focal point of the cheese lovers’ calendar.

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.


This year there is something fantastic to tickle everyone’s taste buds…..

Of course Pong are there! So come and see us as well as these other great attractions:

  • Britain’s Biggest Cheese Market
  • Best of British Market
  • Taste of Wales Market
  • The Cook and Book Shop

And the Cardiff Arms, where you will find around 25 different Real Ales and up to 30 different Real Ciders and Perrys. Brought to you by CAMRA, they will include local favourites such as Otley, Vale of Glamorgan and Breconshire breweries and ‘Gwynt y Ddraig’ Cider plus many others from throughout Great Britain.

About the Great British Festival

The first annual event was held in 2000 in Oxfordshire, and was founded by Juliet Harbutt. Each year it is preceded by the British Cheese Awards, a ceremony which she created in 1994, judged by food experts and farmers, in which the best cheeses are awarded bronze, silver and gold medals. All cheeses are tasted blind, and the winners can then display their awards during the public-attended festival. There are usually a variety of events at the festival such as seminars, masterclasses, and cheesemaking demonstrations.

The event has been held in Cardiff Castle since 2018, held around September of every year.

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