The Cheese and Dairy Show will host its first ever programme of cookery demonstrations at the Great Yorkshire Show this year.
Many culinary experts have taken time out of their busy schedule to cook in front of the visitors to the Great Yorkshire Show in the past, but this July it won’t just be the Game Cookery Theatre where crowds can watch chefs show off their skills.
Andrew Pern from The Star Inn at Harome near Helmsley, James MacKenzie from The Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton, Beverley, Chris Oakden from The Coniston Hotel and Rob Porter from Greens Restaurant, Scarborough are just some of the Michelin-starred chefs involved this year.
Judy Bell, Chief Steward at the Cheese and Dairy Show, said: “We are really excited about the cookery demonstrations and are sure they will prove very popular. All the chefs taking part will be using food produced in Yorkshire.
- lots of great, local, fresh produce,”
Alongside live cooking displays, the stage also hosts the Supreme Champion Dairy Product competition, a prestigious presentation ceremony where competitors have the chance to win the title, with the best dairy product in the show. the Supreme Champion Dairy Product title.
Other trophies on offer include prizes for Best Ice Cream, Best Yoghurt, Best Milk and Best Dressed Dairy Product.
But its not just the judges’ verdict that matters, the event also offers visitors the opportunity to test their taste buds on cheese and ice cream in the popular Consumer Choice classes.
Mrs Bell said: “We believe that this is a really unique part of the show. Visitors can see the cows and goats on the show ground, and then see the milk they have produced that day judged in the Cheese and Dairy Show,”
The afternoon of the show’s final day gives the crowds a chance to take the cheese home when the Big Cheese Auction is held and some of the show’s award-winning cheeses go under the hammer.