Tuesday 25th July saw the judging of the annual International Cheese Awards take place in Nantwich. This year was particularly special as 2017 marked the 120th anniversary of these prestigious awards.

During the day, an expert panel of 250 judges tasted a record breaking 5,676 cheese entries from all around the globe. With such an extensive and competitive line up Colston Bassett Dairy were pleased to receive a Silver medal for its Whole Blue Stilton and Bronze for Shropshire Blue.

The International Cheese Awards are one of the biggest celebrations in the diary industry; it’s a special event that brings together artisan producers, large scale creameries, dairy professionals, importers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers from all over the world.

Billy Kevan, Dairy Manager comments; “It’s great to see an ever increasing selection of cheeses being entered into the International Cheese Awards. Whilst Coston Bassett is universally renowned for creating two classic British cheeses using tradional methods, there is always scope for innovation in the marketplace. So to see so many new producers and cheeses is very encouraging. With the current uncertainty surrounding the future of the British food industry, I hope that the desire and opportunity to pioneer and invest in making the very best cheeses will continue unabated. We thank all our customers who continue to support British cheesemakers”