We’re delighted that both Tunworth and Winslade won awards at this year’s British Cheese Awards held at The Bath & West Showground.
Winslade won in the Best Soft Cheese category, receiving a Gold Medal. We are particularly proud to have achieved “Best Cheese from a Member of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association” in the Special Awards.
Tunworth received a Silver Medal in the Best Soft Cheese category.
The British Cheese Awards celebrate the many cheese makers from across the UK and Ireland, showcasing their skill and expertise. They are amongst the most prestigious accolades cheese makers can receive.
Stacey Hedges said “We are so proud to have been recognised by the British Cheese Awards. We are a passionate and hard working small team who take enormous pride in our work. These awards are a tribute to the whole Hampshire Cheese team. I would like to thank everyone involved in The British Cheese Awards – and all the judges who spent a long day tasting cheeses. This is a celebration of the wonderful work of all the cheese makers around the country. The awards shine a light on the hard work, dedication and quality of British cheeses.”
About The British Cheese Awards:
Organised by The Royal Bath & West Society, the 27th edition of the British Cheese Awards saw over 500 entries judged in a single day, as the competition took place during The Dairy Show for the very first time. Among this year’s entries were 20 brand new cheeses that have been created since the awards last took place, representing the sudden boom in creativity that was witnessed within British cheese, following huge losses in business as the hospitality sector was closed down during successive lockdowns.
A 50-strong judging panel made up of cheesemakers, cheesemongers, cheese experts, buyers and commentators assessed entries in their individual classes during the morning session, awarding Bronze, Silver and Gold accolades to deserving products from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. During the second round, all Gold award winners from each category were judged alongside one another to identify the category winners, before all category winners are judged during the final round to find this year’s Supreme Champion and Reserve Champion.