Cheese Rolling Festival

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Cheese Rolling Festival

Wheel of ripe cheese is rolled downhill and chased by eager participants, who push and shove in an attempt to be the first to reach the bottom of the hill. It's a rough track down, and injuries- most of them minor, fortunately- are not uncommon. In all, four downhill races (one for ladies) are run, with the winner in each race getting to take home the cheese.

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Cheese Rolling Festival

Say cheese. Eat cheese. And if you're really keen about ''milk's leap to immortality'', chase cheese too! Come the last Monday in May, and Cooper's Hill, in Gloucestershire, England, comes into its own- in a big way: it attracts thousands of cheese-lovers from all across the UK and abroad, all intent on participating in the annual Hill Cheese Rolling. The festival's been around for a long, long time, and some say it originated in Roman fertility rites (although one wonders what connection there could be between chasing cheese and praying for fertility!).

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