In total, Milk Link’s creameries won 25 awards. For Lockerbie, the mild Cheddar won silver and bronze, and the mature Cheddar won one bronze award. Taw Valley won a silver and two bronze awards for its mild Cheddar, two silvers and a bronze award for its Churnton brand, the Red Leicester won a silver award, the double Gloucester won a silver, and the extra mature special Cheddar won a bronze award.
Llandyrnog Creamery, which was awarded the Dougal Campbell Trophy for Best Welsh Cheddar, won a gold and a bronze for its mild Cheddar, a silver award for its organic Cheddar, a bronze award each for its mature Cheddar, Export Vintage Cheddar and Red Leicester, and the Double Gloucester won a gold award.
For Reece’s Creamery, the Red Cheshire won a gold and a silver award, the Cheshire and Acid Lancashire each won gold awards, and the Wensleydale won a silver. The Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery was awarded a silver for its Stilton.
The wins at The British Cheese Awards follow on from an excellent set of results at the Frome Show earlier in the month. The creameries won a total of 21 awards at the show, with the highlights including Taw Valley being named champion in the Best Creamery Cheddar and Best Territorial classes.
The creamery also won a gold and a silver award for its medium Cheddar, a silver and bronze for its mature Cheddar, a silver for the vintage Cheddar and extra mature Cheddar, a gold and bronze award for the Red Leicester, a silver and bronze for its reduced fat Cheddar, and a bronze award for its organic Cheddar.
Neil Kennedy, chief executive of Milk Link, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the excellence of our cheeses and butters has been recognised at the highly regarded British Cheese Awards and the Frome Show, especially as so many of our creameries have been recognised. This is a testament to the exceptionally high quality of our products and the dedication and talent of our workforce. We’re thrilled to build on the success we have already had in 2009 with these new awards.”
Source: Milk Link
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