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Stilton Cheese Rolling

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United Kingdom - Stilton

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From: 2015.05.04 To: 2015.05.05

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Stilton celebrates its most famous export in an unforgettable annual Cheese Rolling Event. Ironically the world famous Stilton Cheese has never been made in Stilton. Thankfully this does not prevent the village from organizing one of the funniest competitions of its kind. Participants are divided into teams of four and must roll a large rounded blocks of wood resembling cheese blocks from the Bell Inn down the street to the finish line at Fen and Church streets. The competition has multiple knock-out rounds ensuring the finals will be a hotly contested race. Fancy dress adds to the hilarity. The winning team receives an enormous block of Stilton cheese and a round of beers, the same prize that has been offered for decades.

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