Should have done feta: Brighton cheese festival runs out of… cheese

The Big Cheese Festival, held on Saturday, fell at the final curdle with organisers blaming “adverse weather conditions” for the shortage.

Ticket holders had been promised a “plethora of the finest international cheesemakers and mongers showcasing their amazing cheeses”.

But disruption caused by the cold snap across the UK meant they were left disappointed.

“BRIE warned”, Rachael Chadwick wrote on Twitter, adding that the organisers needed to “tread CAERPHILLY” and should have “done FETA”.

She reckoned there was “more cheese in this tweet than there was at the festival”.

Natalie Howe posted: “Not entirely understanding what we’ve paid for? Except to pay hugely expensive prices at maybe 10 stalls?!”

Kya Poat tweeted: “£22 for the #BigCheeseFest is a joke. I know the weather stopped some vendors from coming but there’s only 2 cheese based food trucks and like 3 stalls.”

In addition to the cheese and “R and Brie” music, “craft beers, liquor and wine” were also promised.

But the alcohol appears to have missed the mark too, with Helen Chapman writing: “Where is the craft beer? Since when is Bud and Stella craft!?!?!”

In a statement on Facebook, organisers said they were “just as disappointed as yourselves that the event was disrupted by the adverse weather conditions”.

They added that they take “great pride” in their work and have run “many successful events previously”.

It is not the first time that a cheese festival in Brighton has run out. People claimed they faced 90-minute queues at another event last August.

Anyone that wishes to complain has until 3pm on 11 March to do so. Complaints will be “taken into account and actioned accordingly”.

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