'Cheesy heaven' cheeseboard event runs out of cheese

Callum Adams
The £30 event promised cheese-lovers

A giant cheeseboard event has been inundated with complaints after customers claimed they spent £30 on tickets only to find the organisers had run out of cheese.

The non-refundable celebration of cheese, organised by The Giant Cheeseboard on Saturday, was to take people aged 18 and over to "cheesy heaven", according to their Facebook page.

Organisers promised revelers "unlimited cheese, mulled wine and fun" and likened the event to "being able to walk around a giant cheese board". There was even supposed to be a giant fireplace to "snuggle by".

However the event, which had previously featured in a national magazine, was harangued on Twitter, where people complained that it was "overpriced and disappointing."

Some claimed that organisers were refusing to refund their tickets and were deleting reviews.

Sarah Hennessey tweeted that she paid £37 and "didn't even get any cheese!"

The event was supposed to be cosy, and promised a fireplace to "snuggle by". Cheese-goers described it as "bleak" Credit: @katiesol/Twitter

Attendees were to be chaperoned around the cheeseboard by giant mice while consuming as much cheese and wine as they wished, all while immersed in a cheeseboard party hosted by "special guest DJs".

Organisers promised that the event "is going to change your lives forever".

Yet the reality appears to have been very different. One customer alleged that a Sainsbury's delivery van arrived after the session had started, while another complained that the event's security had turned up 30 minutes late.

Attendees took to Twitter to claim that promises of "areas of fun, music, cheese" had been broken Credit: The Giant Cheeseboard's Facebook event/Facebook

Each six hour "session", the last of which is due to be held on Saturday 23 December, costs £30, rising to £37.50 plus a £3.75 purchasing fee for those buying late on.

The Telegraph approached The Giant Cheeseboard for comment but did not receive a response.

It is not known if guests enjoyed the cheesecake, which had been promised for dessert.

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