The 119th International Cheese Awards
PUBLISHED: 22:33 29 August 2016 | UPDATED: 22:33 29 August 2016
A world record entry of 5,000 cheeses from some 26 countries were on display at the 119th International Cheese Awards, held at the Nantwich Show.
International Cheese Awards
David Wells of Joseph Heler offers samples of their gold award-winning Cheshire Cheese to youngsters, Louis (6) and Evie Moss (9) from Leek
Sam Chattell of Orsom Cheeses offering samples to visitors
Nantwich Town Cryer, John Parsons, shows his approval as Alison Taylor and Steve Skone celebrate winning six trophies for their Belton Cheese
Some prize winning cheeses on display
Enreco Messora of Emilia of London whose Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses epitomises the international flavour of the Nantwich Chese Show
Mike Read, Lou Davis and Carly Watts and some award winning Colliers Welsh Cheddar
The International Cheese Awards 2016
Laurence and Ruth Bass (left) with customers at their Cheshire Cheese Co. stand
Visitors browsing the winning blocks at the International Cheese Awards 2016
International Cheese Awards 2016
A host of local companies took home awards and trophies, including Whitchurch’s Belton Cheese which won the Westminster Trophy for the sixth year running, as well as five other trophies, 21 gold, 12 silver, 14 bronze and one highly commended.
Four gold awards were given to Crewe-based Collier’s, who produce their cheese in Llandyrnog from Welsh milk, and veteran cheese producers Joseph Heler in Nantwich were presented with 16 awards plus two trophies.
David Wells, marketing manager at Joseph Heler, said: ‘It’s pretty brilliant and has been another enjoyable show. It’s really nice to see so many cheese lovers here at this event.’