We are delighted that Winslade cheese has been awarded ‘Best in Class’ in the Cows Milk Soft Cheese category in the Virtual Cheese Awards 2023.
This award follows a successful year in 2022, where Winslade also won Gold in the World Cheese Awards; Gold Medal for Best Soft Cheese and Best Cheese from a Member of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association in the British Cheese Awards; and a Silver Medal in the Artisan Cheese Awards.
Winslade’s spruce collar gives it a unique distinctive pine note. The soft unctuous cheese enjoys a quiet floral earthiness. A Vacherin/ Camembert cross, Winslade is incredibly popular on a British cheese board.
Stacey Hedges, founder Hampshire Cheese Company, said: “We are incredibly proud to have achieved this award. Our small dedicated team works hard to deliver consistently outstanding cheese. This award is another endorsement of British artisan cheese making. I would like to thank Sarah de Wit and her team at the Virtual Cheese Awards – the awards celebrate the passion and commitment of cheesemakers across the British Isles whose hard work and dedication results in a huge breadth of exceptional quality cheeses”.
About the Virtual Cheese Awards
Founded by Sarah de Wit, a passionate and knowledgeable supporter of the British cheese industry, this is the third Virtual Cheese Awards attracting 100s of entries from across the UK. Presented by Nigel Barden, 23 judges, all cheese and food experts, were supported by moderators to judge the best cheese in class and overall winner. Amongst the judges were Bronwen Percival, Buyer and Technical Manager, Neal’s Yard Dairy; Morgan McGlynn, Owner, Cheeses of Muswell Hill; Hero Hirsh, Head of Retail, Paxton & Whitfield; and, Laura Anne Bradfield, Owner, Indie Fude. Profits from the awards fund a bursary to support British cheesemakers to grow and thrive.
17th May, 2023