This year the annual Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival takes place on 9th and 10th September. The Festival usually attracts visitors from far and wide to the event. There will be a wide variety of food and drink producers showing off their finest wares. In addition to food producers, there are also plenty of arts and craft stalls. The festival itself has come a long way from its humble beginnings after the closure of the cattle market and is now one of the biggest events of its type in the area. Harts of Stur are proud to be sponsoring the Mousetrap theatre for the third year running. We have a great line up of demonstrations including great chefs featuring delicious recipes, baking fun for the kids and professional masterclasses in wine-making, butchery and curing to name but a few. In the build up to the festival we will be introducing each demonstrator in a mini-bio and series of questions and answers about their work and what they enjoy about the cheese festival.