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With more than 300 varieties of national and international cheeses to taste, visitors will be spoilt for choice.

Spain, May 3 (UITV): More than 100,000 avid food-fans are expected to flock to the historic main square of Trujillo (birthplace of the Conquistadors) in Spain this summer for what can quite literally be described as a cheese-fest.

Visitors will be able to sample over 500 different flavours and dine in one of the square's six restaurants, which will be serving up traditional dishes starring the festival's star - queso - and other regional delicacies.

Spain has the fourth largest consumption of cheese in the world and this love of cheese is demonstrated through the hundreds of cheese makers who will be present at the Trujillo festival.

The festival offers visitors the opportunity to try many rare types of cheese not found anywhere else outside of the Extremadura region area.

The festival welcomes a guest nation each year, previously Portugal, France, Italy, and Holland.

At the fair, there will be a large selection of cheeses on display that are produced in other regions of Spain, such as Asturias Cabrales cheese, Galician Tetilla cheese and Basque Idiazabal cheese. 

This year “La Feria del Queso” as it is known locally, is in its 30th year and the festival will take place in Trujillo from 28 April to 1 May 2017.

The event attracts thousands of visitors who all agree that the city of Trujillo is the perfect food holiday destination.

The festival is now the largest cheese fair in the world and the beautiful Plaza Mayor in Trujillo (main square), is the backdrop for the occasion, being transformed into a colorful cheese village.

Hundreds of stands displaying the finest local and national cheeses are filled with the tastes and smells of traditional and contemporary cheese. The cheese is also accompanied by wine and beer stalls.