CHEESE lovers rejoice as a food festival celebrating all things cheese is coming to Manchester.

From traditional cheeses to mozzarella sticks, from halloumi fries to mac and cheese, Cheesefest has something for anybody who loves cheese.

Along with some of the finest artisan cheese traders in the country offering samples, there will be cooking demonstrations and live bands.

You'll even be able to learn about the best wines and beers to complement particular cheeses.

Among the stall-holders will be Sean Wilson, the former Coronation Street actor who played Martin Platt, who has new found a new career in cheese making.

A full list of traders will be available to view on the festival's official website from next week.

The festival will take place at Bowlers Exhibition Centre on Saturday February 16 and Sunday February 17.

Sessions begin at 10am and run until 6pm each day, with each session lasting two hours.

Ticket prices start from £4 including a booking fee.

Tickets are on sale now at