Lake District Cheese Company Crowned Best UK Cheddar

The Lake District Cheese Company brand is officially the UK's best cheddar, after a triumphant win at the Nantwich International Cheese Show, the largest cheese show in the world.

The brand, which is owned by First Milk, the UK's largest farmer-owned co-operative, won the prestigious Michelstown Cup which is awarded annually to the UK's champion cheddar.

The Lake District cheddar brand came out on top at the Nantwich show achieving the highest score out of over 300 cheddars from around Britain.

Commenting on the award, sales and marketing director, Richard Hollingdale, said: "The Lake District cheese company range is now the fifth best selling cheese brand in the UK and awards like this show why it is so popular with consumers."

The Lake District Creamery enjoyed further success after being awarded Asda's Customer Cheese Choice Award. This ranks the Lake District cheddar as the favourite cheese brand in Asda, as voted by a panel of Asda shoppers selecting from over 42 cheeses.


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