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Cragside is set to host its inaugural Cheese Week in September and is seeking the help of local cheese producers to get involved.

To support the Building Dreams: 150 years of Cragside programme, Cheese Week is based around the fact that despite old wives’ tales that cheese gives you nightmares, it actually acts as a sleeping aid and in fact promotes good sleep.

Producers from Yorkshire and the North East are invited to sell their produce under the following categories: Cheese; bread and biscuits (not scones and cakes); oils; chutneys; wine.

Kate Hunter, events coordinator, said: “We’re excited to host our first-ever Cheese Week and are looking for cheese producers from across the region to come and exhibit their produce here at Cragside.”

It runs from September 24 to 29 and pitches cost £15 daily or £60 all week.