A popular Italian market returns to an historic market town this Friday, bringing with it a mouth-watering range of cheeses, cured meats, pasta and much more.

Italia in Piazza comes to Leatherhead High Street from 9am on Friday, May 19, and residents can expect delicacies like Puglia olive oil containing hand-picked olives, selected and harvested using traditional methods, and delectable torrone – a soft nougat selected from a well-respected family-run business in the Lombardy region.

Nick Gray, deputy chief executive at Mole Valley District Council, said the market coincided with work starting on a ten-year £200million scheme to renovate the town.

“An important component of the Transform Leatherhead masterplan is to promote more town centre events,” he explained.

“Therefore, we are looking forward to welcoming Italia in Piazza to Leatherhead and we would urge you all to come along.”

Mr Gray added: “Once you have explored the huge array of delicious food on offer – and this will take some time – don’t forget to explore the town’s range of shops or enjoy lunch in one of its many cafés or restaurants.”

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