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Celebrating East Midlands Cheese in Strasbourg

Thursday, 17th February 2011

At a European regional cheeses promotion last night in the European parliament in Strasbourg, East Midlands MEP Roger Helmer took the opportunity to sample two cheeses from the region -- a Long Clawson Blue Stilton, and a Red Leicester, served with a glass of cider from Melksham, Somerset.

The event, which was billed as "La Ronde des Fromages d'Europe", featured cheese from most EU member-states, but the East Midlands cheeses were a big hit.

Commenting at the event, Roger Helmer said

"I've always been a fan of our regional cheeses, and especially Blue Stilton -- I was involved in the campaign to protect the traditional recipe from the food police. I am delighted to be here supporting this important event".