New Cheese and Chilli Festival to tingle taste buds this weekend

New Cheese and Chilli Festival to tingle taste buds this weekend

New Cheese and Chilli Festival to tingle taste buds this weekend

First published in News

A NEW Cheese and Chilli Festival looks set to get people’s taste buds tingling this weekend at Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel Gate, from 10am to 6pm today and tomorrow.

The two-day festival promises to be a fun-filled day out for the whole family with an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences. Traders will be selling an amazing array of chilli-based food and products from all over the world, as well as delicious local and regional cheeses to eat and take home, and live music.

Highlights include a free wine masterclass, a talk about cheese and beer combinations and, if you’re feeling brave, there is also a chilli eating contest.

And if you need to cool your palate afterwards, there is a Real Ale Festival hosted by Ringwood Brewery in the club house, featuring a huge selection of award-winning real ales, cider, wine and lager.

There’s plenty of entertainment for the kids with a monster inflatable slide, funfair, music bus, face-painting, balloon building, magic shows and a circus skills workshop. Admission is £5 per adult.

Children go free and parking is also free.

Simon Stewart, general manager for Bournemouth Sports Club and the festival organiser, said: “There is an annual cheese festival and a popular chilli festival in Dorset so I thought I would bring the two together.

“We are overwhelmed by the positive reaction from traders and entertainers.”

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12:34pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Adrian XX says...

And if you need to cool your palate afterwards, there is a Real Ale Festival hosted by Ringwood Brewery in the club house, featuring a huge selection of award-winning real ales, cider, wine and lager.

What this really means is a huge selection of ales from Marstons acquisitions. They WERE award-winning ales but Marstons change the ingredients, methods or recipes and now they are simply cr*p.
[quote]And if you need to cool your palate afterwards, there is a Real Ale Festival hosted by Ringwood Brewery in the club house, featuring a huge selection of award-winning real ales, cider, wine and lager. [/quote] What this really means is a huge selection of ales from Marstons acquisitions. They WERE award-winning ales but Marstons change the ingredients, methods or recipes and now they are simply cr*p. Adrian XX
  • Score: 2

1:50pm Sat 21 Jun 14

mightyturbo says...

Mildly disappointed with the lack of Cheese at the festival. I've seen two dedicated Cheese stalls.
Mildly disappointed with the lack of Cheese at the festival. I've seen two dedicated Cheese stalls. mightyturbo
  • Score: 10

6:25pm Sat 21 Jun 14

williwood says...

Rather disappointing . £5 each admission .So few stalls having a connection to cheese or chillies . Very few local products . Why were there 2x double glazing companies there ?
The beer was good , local of course , the only good thing about it !
I for one wont be back next year .
Rather disappointing . £5 each admission .So few stalls having a connection to cheese or chillies . Very few local products . Why were there 2x double glazing companies there ? The beer was good , local of course , the only good thing about it ! I for one wont be back next year . williwood
  • Score: 6

10:38pm Sat 21 Jun 14

poolecatnip says...

Was thinking of going to this then saw the the five pound charge each and the reports above. Disappointing
Was thinking of going to this then saw the the five pound charge each and the reports above. Disappointing poolecatnip
  • Score: 5

7:42am Sun 22 Jun 14

Harpenter says...

What a shame, good location, fantastic weather.... was going to go today but think I'll give it a miss... Sounds like I'll get more choice and variety at my local market (admission - free).
What a shame, good location, fantastic weather.... was going to go today but think I'll give it a miss... Sounds like I'll get more choice and variety at my local market (admission - free). Harpenter
  • Score: 4

8:55am Mon 23 Jun 14

Grumpy Griff says...

Myself and my family went yesterday, £5 entry fee and it is basically the same as the Christchurch Food Festival they had in Christchurch High Street and few weeks back, only difference it being on a field.

A couple of childrens ride and some music. I felt thoroughly ripped off.

To call it a Cheese and Chilli Festival was very misleading as hardly any Cheese and a few stalls selling Chilli based products which you would have found at the normal food festival anyway!

Won't be going back!!!
Myself and my family went yesterday, £5 entry fee and it is basically the same as the Christchurch Food Festival they had in Christchurch High Street and few weeks back, only difference it being on a field. A couple of childrens ride and some music. I felt thoroughly ripped off. To call it a Cheese and Chilli Festival was very misleading as hardly any Cheese and a few stalls selling Chilli based products which you would have found at the normal food festival anyway! Won't be going back!!! Grumpy Griff
  • Score: 0

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