This year’s International Cheese Awards is just around the corner with a record breaking number of entries hitting 4443 compared to 4268 last year!
The cheese awards is part of Nantwich Agricultural Show taking place on the 29th and 30th July. The largest cheese show in the world welcomes entries from around the world with 27 countries currently showing their finest fromage. In 2013 283 categories were judged with Long Clawson Dairy winning the coveted ‘supreme champion’ prize for their Claxtone Blue. Other winners included Belton Cheese with the highest number of gold awards and Marks & Spencer who won the ‘supreme retailer’ award. I, for one, can agree with this as a huge fan of their white Cheshire!
This year is the 117th show and is going to be bigger than ever with lots of cookery demonstrations from the likes of James Martin and Sean Wilson taking to the stage. The full schedule is below and you can buy tickets for each performance via the website for £5:
10.00 a.m. Jonathan Harrison
11.00 a.m. James Martin
12 noon Will Holland
1.00 p.m. Sean Wilson
1.45 p.m. Jonathan Harrison
2.45 p.m. James Martin
4.00 p.m. Will Holland
A family ticket to the event costs £35 in advance or £45 on the door and allows entry to the show for 2 adults and 2 children. You can buy your tickets here … http://nantwichshow.co.uk/buy-tickets/ or enter my giveaway below to win some! Good luck and I’ll see you there. I’ll be the one hovering around the Spanish cheeses as well as the goats cheese; 2 of my favourites.
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Photographs courtesy of the International Cheese Awards website.