Clients have been left cheesed-off after a pageant boasting “a number of the UK’s most interesting artisan cheese, wine and port pairings” did not dwell as much as its guarantees.
Quite a lot of prospects took to social media to name out the UK Massive Cheese Pageant for lengthy strains and an alleged lack of cheese, calling the pageant “garbage” and saying there was “simply mud & no cheese.”
One patron, Corrinne Lowry, instructed The Each day Meal she traveled a number of hours from her dwelling in Essex and shelled out $35 every for her and her husband to attend the occasion.
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“There have been solely three stalls promoting cheese and 4 promoting scorching cheese-related meals,” she instructed The Each day Meal. “Removed from satisfactory for a cheese pageant. There have been different stalls promoting different issues however the truth that these outnumbered the cheese stalls was ridiculous.”
Others on the pageant took to Twitter and Fb with related complaints.
“Phrases can’t describe how unhealthy this occasion was…Solely 2 beers on supply within the tents. 2 precise cheese shops, and solely three/four scorching meals cheese stalls. We’d have been completed inside 30 minutes if it wasn’t queuing for 45 minutes for one of many stalls, with my different half passing out and being taken again to the ambulance to be checked over. Requested a number of instances for water which was by no means offered. Footwear acquired completely caked in mud as effectively.”
“This occasion was a joke.. have requested a refund. There was simply mud & no cheese,” one particular person wrote on the Massive Cheese Pageant’s Fb web page.
“Your occasion was a shambles The Massive Cheese Pageant try to be ashamed that you just took cash of those individuals together with myself! There was bugger all there and you may’t actually blame the climate as a result of a number of the distributors that you just mentioned have been coming a few of them have mentioned they have been by no means coming! It’s best to refund everybody who you ripped off!”
Although Lowry and others have contacted the pageant to request a refund, these working the occasion defended towards any wrongdoing.
In a publish on the Fb web page, the Massive Cheese Pageant wrote:
“We want to specific our sympathy towards a few of our superb cheese and cheesey Road Meals Merchants who have been touring to the town from throughout the nation, and who as a consequence of adversarial climate situations and impassable roads, have been sadly pressured to abort their journeys at this time.”
“Regardless of this, our cheese merchants who have been capable of attend confirmed superb dedication all through the occasion, and didn’t fail to ship, with meals obtainable proper to the tip,” the assertion continued. “We want to supply everybody who bought a ticket 50% low cost to subsequent years occasion.”
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Those that paid for the occasion weren’t happy with the response and continued to demand refunds.
“We travelled four hours to return to the pageant, three stalls promoting cheese, two tents with some crap music and plenty of mud value us over £400 together with lodging and journey. All of us deserve a refund! What did £22 a ticket get us?! A muddy house and a 30 minute queue for some overvalued meals, drinks have been £5 every?!? Disgusting”
The pageant has been in comparison with December’s Big Cheeseboard Pageant, which was coined the Fyre Pageant of the UK.
Since receiving extra backlash, the corporate has issued one other Fb publish claiming to be “simply as disenchanted” as everybody who attended and requested individuals submit complaints to [email protected] the place they are going to be “individually assessed and… obtain a full response inside 14 days.”