The British Cheese Awards
Another May passes and The British Cheese Awards have yet again graced their medals and awards to the best cheese makers (and mongers) in the country.
Juliet Harbutt started The British Cheese Awards in 1994 in order to do more to promote and champion British Cheese. Since the inception in 1994 both The British Cheese Awards and British Artisan Cheese has grown from strength to strength.
Since 1994 every year seems to see more and more entrants, and this year the Supreme Champion was awarded to Barkham Blue. For a cheese selection box containing key winners at The British Cheese Awards click here.
The end of the awards also marked the beginning of British Cheese Week. This is a suitable time, if any to celebrate the diversity provided by the artisan and farm cheesemakers still making cheese in the UK.
Here are the British Cheese Awards Supreme Champions from the very beginning. Now these are cheeses worth looking out for!
- 2015 Barkham Blue – Two Hoots Cheese
- 2014 Rosary Garlic and Herb – Rosary Goats Cheese
- 2013 Tunworth – Hampshire Cheeses (In 2013 The Courtyard Dairy won Best New Cheese Retailer at The British Cheese Awards!).
- 2012 Blue Wensleydale – Wensleydale Dairy Products
- 2011 Kilree – Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese
- 2010 Golden Cenarth – Caws Cenarth
- 2009 Stilton – Quenby Hall
- 2008 Barkham Blue – Two Hoots Cheese
- 2007 Seriously Strong Cheddar – Caledonian Cheese Company
- 2006 Tunworth – Hampshire Cheeses
- 2005 Celtic Promise – Teifi Farmhouse Cheese
- 2004 Extra Mature Cheddar – JA & E Montgomery
- 2003 Organic Stilton – Cropwell Bishop Creamery
- 2002 Innes Button – Highfields Farm Dairy
- 2001 Aged Cerney – Cerney Cheese
- 2000 Coolea – Coolea Cheese
- 1999 Extra Mature Cheddar – Cheddar Gorge Cheese Co
- 1998 Celtic Promise – Teifi Farmhouse Cheese
- 1997 Milleens – Milleens Cheese
- 1996 Lincolnshire Poacher – FW Read & Sons
- 1995 Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire – Traditional Lancashire
- 1994 Innes Button – Highfields Farm Dairy