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Record breaking success at International Cheese & Dairy Awards


With 25 awards and two major trophies at the country’s biggest cheese show, 2019 is proving to be a bumper year for First Milk cheese. Continuing this summer’s run of success, the company increased its award tally by nearly 40% on last year’s previous record. It also secured trophies for Champion Double Gloucester and Champion UK Creamery/Block Cheddar.


This year’s show in Nantwich this week attracted over 5000 entries, with some classes comprising 20-30 cheeses. In traditional style judging only one gold, silver and bronze award is given in each class, and a maximum of two very highly commended only when deemed worthy.


Haverfordwest Creamery picked up gold awards for its vintage Cheddar, lighter Cheddar and mature Double Gloucester, also named Champion Double Gloucester in Show. The Lake District Creamery in Aspatria received top marks for its white mild, mature and extra mature Cheddars, taking out the trophy for Champion UK Creamery/Block Cheddar in Show.


 “In such tough competition, our cheeses are right up there among the best. These results truly reflect the high quality of cheese produced at both sites and continue a summer of outstanding successes,” said Jack Eade, First Milk’s Customer Quality Manager.