Shoetown cheese debuts at Northampton Winter Food Festival

A new cheese will be presented to the world Northampton Winter Festival this weekend and it’s called Shoetown.

Gary Gradshaw of Hamm Tun Fine Foods has created a limited edition batch of the Dutch Style cheese which will go on sale at the festival at the County Ground this weekend.

He said: “The new cheese has been matured for eight months and is Dutch in style, nutty and very buttery, like a Gouda or an Edam.

“It has been pressed then brined, which is other way round to how English cheese is made, which gives it a completely different texture and flavour.

“It is a first for us and will only be on sale at the Northampton Winter Food Festival this weekend. I only have 18 kilos so I expect it to go quick!”

Northampton Winter Food Festival takes place at The County Cricket Ground in Abington Avenue this weekend (November 11 and 12).

As well as 80 food and drink stalls and a street food market around the boundary edge, there will be free wine and gin talks, foodie talks, cocktail masterclasses and a cookery school for both kids and adults.

Masterchef finalist Giovanna Ryan will star on the chef demo along with the best local cooks. Giovanna will demonstrate two classic Italian dishes each day, rabbit saltimbocca and mushroom arancini.

There is free parking on Abington Park. Adult tickets are £6 if purchased in advance or £8 on the day. Children under ten are free. Those over ten years are £3.

To find out more about the festival, please visit www.winterfood.co.uk. Northampton Winter Food Festival is on Twitter @nptonfood and Facebook facebook.com/NorthamtponWinterFoodFestival.

 

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