July food events in Manchester and Cheshire

Recently I have heard about a few fantastic sounding food events in my area after they have happened. It started me thinking about starting a monthly feature on my blog highlighting food and drink events happening in Manchester and Cheshire. I figured I’d get to find about events that I might like to visit but not only that I haven’t seen anywhere else on the web that pulls together in one place the different food and drink events in the North west so it might help some of my readers too. A food blog I follow does a monthly round up of food events for Cornwall (Jam and clotted cream) and no doubt there is something similar for London but I strongly believe there is an equally good food and drink scene here in the North that should be celebrated.

If you know of any food and drink events in Cheshire or Manchester (I’m starting small with the areas easily accessible to me but who knows it might spread to highlight events anywhere in the North west or even Yorkshire) feel free to contact me at purelyfood AT gmail.com

So a little late this month but here’s whats still to come in July.


Gelato in July – 9th July, miday till 4pm. Islington wharf, manchester. Free entry. A variety of local ice cream producers will be showcasing their ice creams including gourmet flavours.

Manchester real food market -8th & 9th & 22nd, 23rd. Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. Fortnightly, friday and saturday, 10am-6pm.
What the website says – Launched in April 2009, the market boasts a brilliant selection of farmers and traditional producers, who twice a month bring their fresh home-grown and home-reared produce from local farms into the heart of the city.


What the website says – Here’s your chance to enjoy one of Chester & Cheshire’s talented young chefs and hosts yourself! Each participating restaurant allows their nominated young chef to devise a signature menu and have control of the kitchen for an evening to prepare their menu, mentored by their Head Chef. The event is open to the public at a maximum cost of £20 per head for a minimum of a three course meal which includes a glass of wine. Bookings are made directly with the venue.

Nantwich show including the Nantwich international cheese awards. 27th July. Dorfold Park, Nantwich. Advanced tickets -Adults £13 | £9 OAPs | Junior £4 (under 5s are free) Family Ticket: 2 Adults & 3 Children £35
On the day – Adults £18 | £13 OAPs | Junior £7 (under 5s are free).

What the website says – Four celebrity judges – Celebrity Chefs Gino D’Acampo and James Martin, actor turned cheesemaker Sean Wilson and Alex James former bass player with Blur turned cheesemaker. There will be cooking demonstrations (featuring cheese) by both James Martin and Gino D’Acampo as well as around 600 cheese makers, from tiny artisan producers to big brands, displaying and, more importantly, allowing you to sample, their wares at the 114 year-old event.

Treacle market – sunday July 31st, 10am-3.30pm. Market place, Chestergate, Macclesfield town centre.
What the website says – The markets first birthday. A monthly high quality local food & drink and arts, antique and craft market. Bring a basket and stock up on wonderful locally produced beers, juices and delicious provisions.  If it’s the unusual or different you seek Treacle is the perfect place to spend a few hours and meet up with friends, browse the stalls and listen to live music too.


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