CHEESE lovers are in for a treat next Thursday when a four-day festival hits Forbury Gardens.

A selection of tasty and indulgent dishes will be on offer, as well as a selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails.

Cheese Feast is the brainchild of street food group Blue Collar, with a series of other featured festivals coming to Reading later this year.

Here is a selection of what to expect:

  • Gourmet Cheese Toasties - Tasty cheddar, gouda, stilton, mozzarella & more sandwiched in between sourdough bread and packed with a fresh fillings
  • Hottmess Halloumi Fries - Crispy halloumi fries served with a selection of dips
  • The Mac Shack - The ultimate Mac ’n’ Cheese, with a selection of toppings including bacon, mushroom & chilli
  • Polentista Authentic - Italian polenta chips with homemade sauces including fondue di gorgonzola, pasto cream, carbonara and bolognese
  • The German Raclette - Shack Delicious raclette dishes and cheese filled German frankfurters
  • Kumbites - Jerk halloumi and other cheesy twists on Caribbean classics
  • John the Greek - Feta and greek cheese souvlaki, served with their homemade tzatziki sauce and fresh seasoning

  • Hot Pot Nachos - Crispy cheesy nachos
  • The Cheesecake Club - Light and airy fresh cheesecake with a variety of toppings
  • The Massita - Korean/Japanese fusion chilli cheese dishes
  • Village Maid Cheese - Award winning artisan cheese makers in Reading. They’ll be serving cheese boards with Spenwood (hard, made from sheeps milk), Wigmore (soft, sheets milk), Waterloo (soft, Guernsey cows milk) alongside Two Hoots’ Barkham Blue. Portions of all of these cheeses will also be able to take away on the day
  • Brewdog - As well as being stocked at the Blue Collar bar, Brewdog will be operating their very own can bar - selling cans of Punk IPA and Dead Pony Club amongst others

Glen Dinning, from Blue Collar, said: “The response to last year’s events was incredible and it is so exciting to be able to build on that and take it to the next level.

“The return of Feastival will see our very best food and booze options alongside a brand new, two tiered seating infrastructure, fire pits, hay bale sofas and live music.

“Along with the four-day themed events, it promises to be the perfect place for lunch in town and drinks in the sun.”

A further featured event - Meat Feast - will be held at Abbey Ruins later this year, with an exact date yet to be confirmed.

Guests can expect a wide selection of slow-cooked meats, dry-aged steak and huge barbecues.