Chance to be crowned cob loaf world champion … or just eat them

BEST OF THE BEST: Does your cob loaf look better than this?
BEST OF THE BEST: Does your cob loaf look better than this?

Cob loaf enthusiasts from Orange and across the Central West are being encouraged to break out the recipe books ahead of Wellington’s inaugural COB Loaf Festival.

The festival will showcase a variety of local produce, food and entertainment on the evening of Wednesday, November 22 and will see one talented chef crowned ‘World Champion’ as, according to organiser Andrew Mackay, this is the first festival of its kind in the world.

“Everyone loves a good cob loaf, but I am sure there are some hidden recipes out there that could take cob loaves to a whole new level,” Mr Mackay said.

“We are hoping to draw competitors from far and wide.”

The event will be held between 5pm and 8pm.

According to Mr Mackay, judging will be conducted under the “international cob loaf laws”.