Belton Farm named Supreme Champion at the International Cheese and Dairy Awards 2018
We are delighted to announce that we have been crowned Supreme Champion at the International Cheese & Dairy Awards in Nantwich. This is in addition to a combined 40 trophies and class award wins for Belton Farm Great British Cheese Makers.
Justin Beckett, Managing Director of Belton Farm said of the win, “After the judges tasted over 5,000 cheese entries, being awarded the Supreme Champion is testament to our fantastic team of cheesemakers – who have over 100 years of experience between them -, the quality of the milk our dedicated group of local farmers supply us with and, above all, the commitment of all at Belton Farm to make great tasting British cheese.
“Being awarded the Supreme Champion for our traditionally-made coloured Cheshire cheese reflects our passion for producing great tasting cheese, and that here in Great Britain we have some of the very best cheese made anywhere in the world.”
The International Cheese & Dairy Awards is, as the name suggests, the biggest event on the cheesemaking calendar. Every year over 300 cheese experts judge over 5,000 cheese – this year a staggering 5,183 cheese and dairy entries in just a few hours, so we were waiting with bated breath to hear the results.
Our 11 trophies, 17 gold, 8 silver and 4 bronze awards are listed out in full below.
TROPHIES & AWARDS – JULY 2018
The Daresbury Cup
The Haughmond Trophy
The Cheshire East Council Trophy
The CHr Hansen Double Gloucester Cheese Trophy
Label Design Trophy
Past Masters Award
The RELCO Award
The National Westminster Trophy
The Champion UK Trophy
The Ted Hassall Memorial Trophy
The National Westminster Cup
Class DP3 Coloured Cheshire Trad.
Class DP4 Mild Cheddar Trad.
Class DP13 Double Gloucester Trad.
Class DP15 Caerphilly Trad.
Class DP46 White or Coloured Cheshire
Class DP51 Mature Double Gloucester exceeding 6 months of age
Class DP53 Wensleydale
Class DP54 Derby
Class DP64 Non-Traditional Cheddar
Class DP65 Non-Traditional Territorial
Class DP90 Hard Cheese with Savoury Additives
Class DP133 Hard Pressed Speciality Cheese
Class DP221 Organic Cheddar
Class DP244 Territorial Cheese
Class DP372 Past Masters
Class DP377 Territorial – UK Exhibitors
Class DP380 Speciality – UK Exhibitors
Class DP20 Best English Farmhouse/Traditional Cheddar
Class DP45 White Cheshire
Class DP52 Caerphilly
Class DP56 Red Leicester
Class DP57 Territorial Cheese – Any Type
Class DP130 Whole White or Coloured Cheddar Type
Class DP131 Whole White or Coloured Acid Type
Class DP222 Organic Hard Pressed
Class DP2 White Cheshire Trad.
Class DP9 Crumbly Lancashire Trad.
Class DP16 Wensleydale Trad.
Class DP383 Red Tractor Assured Food Standards