2. Melton Mowbray
Two well-known English delicacies are on the menu in Melton Mowbray.
First up is the pork pie, which is uncured seasoned pork chopped and contained in a pastry.
This portable food is intended cold and first gained favour with foxhunters here in the 19th century.
The market town is also one of the few places permitted to make blue stilton, a powerful, crumbly cheese that goes well will port at Christmas.
In these traditional surrounds there are festivals and events every year to honour the town’s culinary contributions: There’s the Melton Mowbray Food Festival in October and the Cheese Fair at the end of April, to name but two.