Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Foodies and families are in for a treat this spring as the county’s biggest food festival returns to Bishop Auckland on the weekend of 1-2 April.
Your taste buds will be tempted at the markets where you’ll find some of Durham’s finest local producers offering a range of food and drink to whet your appetite.
Stock up on sausages from William Peat's Butchers, tuck into local artisan cheese from Parlour Made, Teesdale Cheesemakers and Weardale Cheese, then spice up your cheeseboard with Wigga Wagga’s Chilli Paste, or dressings and chutneys from Wildon Grange. And those with a sweet tooth will want to visit Sweet Sally Cinnamon's stand for handmade cinder toffee and fudge!
Plus, look out for Durham Gin from the county’s only distillery, or try some locally-brewed beers from Sonnet 43 or the Steam Machine Brewery who also will also be serving session ales at the Bish and Hop which brings together beer and music inspired by the Bavarian Bier Keller tradition.
This year sees the return of Tom and Henry Herbert, best known as stars of Channel 4’s Fabulous Baker Brothers and seasoned chef Richard Fox who’ll be guiding you through the creation of some delicious dishes, including one inspired by his new place of residence – Spain!
New for 2017, Rosemary Shrager will be cooking up a storm using only the best Durham produce, and The Urban Rajah’s Pop-up Café returns as festival favourite Ivor Peters (aka The Urban Rajah) will once again be creating the ultimate Indian dining experience.
For the first time ever, foodies will be given the chance to visit some of Durham's finest producers on a guided tour across the county. Tasty Tours will take festival goers on a culinary journey across the county on Sunday 2nd April for a unique afternoon of foodie fun that will include beer tasting at McColls Brewery in Teesdale, chutney and cheese tasting at Bradley Burn Farm Shop and a sausage-making masterclass at Cross Lanes Organic Farm Shop. You'll find more info on the Tasty Tours here.
There’s great entertainment planned for the weekend too, and a kids club with chocolate-making masterclasses and cookery schools.
Full details and tickets for all these events can be found online on the Bishop Auckland Food Festival website.
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