British Cheese Awards opens for entry

Date: 28.07.2022Source: British Cheese Awards

The Royal Bath & West Society, organisers of the British Cheese Awards are pleased to announce it is once again open for entry and invites cheesemakers from across the United Kingdom to submit their products by the deadline of Saturday 20 August.

The competition is making a welcome return to The Bath & West Showground following a three-year break imposed by the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

Taking place in partnership with The Dairy Show for the very first time, this year’s British Cheese Awards will witness the largest coming together of British cheese for many years. Combining the UK’s biggest cheese competition with a dairy show that brings the national and international dairy trade together, The Royal Bath & West Society will present a dairy event that covers everything from agriculture and production, right through to the finest examples of British cheesemaking.

Judging entries from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the British Cheese Awards will assess cheeses from over 75% of the UK’s producers, making it the go-to awards scheme for anyone looking for the best in British cheese. The judging panel is made up of cheesemakers, cheesemongers, cheese experts, buyers and commentators, together representing the beating heart of the cheese industry.

Said Julius Longman, chairman of the British Cheese Awards: “We’re so excited to be bringing the British Cheese Awards back this year following such a challenging period for the cheesemaking industry and can’t wait to reunite our community of farmers, makers, buyers and sellers once again. In the face of such adversity, the industry has had to dig deep and innovate in so many different ways, so we know this year’s awards will be a celebration of our collective achievements, while also giving us an opportunity to look ahead to a continuation of what is a golden age in British cheesemaking. We’ll also be hosted by The Dairy Show for the first time in our history, which feels like such a natural fit for the competition, so we’re looking forward to bringing the industry together for an event unlike anything the country has seen before.”

The British Cheese Awards is now open for entry until Saturday 20 August and will take place on Wednesday 5 October at The Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. For more visit britishcheeseawards.com

David Cox / IDM

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