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Turn up the Heat – Cheese and Chilli Festival 2019

The details have been agreed for the hottest UK Chilli challenge ever – a face-off between top US chilli King Johnny Scoville renowned for chasing the heat by munching his way through the hottest chillies and chilli products he can find and our very own UK Chilli Queen, Shahina Waseem. This epic competition will take place at the Guildford Cheese and Chilli festival in July, and it will be the first time the American chilli supremo has been over here to compete, a global figure in the chilli world he faces a tough challenge from undefeated Shahina.

Fans will have a chance to meet Johnny and maybe even challenge him themselves, but the Sunday chilli eating contest will be the BIG one, the US vs the UK, with a confident Shahina happy to put her fantastic record on the line against the world’s most fearsome chilli-head!










Simon Stewart director, the Cheese and Chilli festival, said “We are really excited about Johnny’s first visit to the UK being at our festival as he is a major name in the worldwide chilli community. We’d like to thank the organisers – The League of Fire – for choosing us and wish the best of luck to Shahina, who is at all our festivals doing what she does best – chilli challenges. It’s going to be a big event and a thrill to see who wins”

The Guildford Cheese and Chilli Festival takes place on Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st – for more information go to www.cheeseandchillifestival.com


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