Christmas Competition in Association with Orsom Handmade Cheese: Win a Stunning Cheese Hamper

It’s that time of year again, when children start being good in case someone is watching and we bring trees indoors and decorate them with tinsel – yep, Christmas is just around the corner once again. More importantly, December permits the consumption of pretty much unlimited cheese – even the Financial Times confirmed last week that it’s OK to have cheese for breakfast in the run up to Christmas, so it must be true.

To celebrate the season we’ve teamed up with Orsom Handmade Cheese to offer one lucky winner the chance to win a lovely gift selection pack in time for Christmas. The Orsom Collection normally retails at £35 and includes four 200g sizes of their beautiful cheeses (two of the Winston, plus Woodew and Grace) along with handmade rainwater biscuits and chutney, all presented in a wooden box that even I could manage to wrap up nicely as a present.

Orsom Cheese was a huge hit at this year’s International Cheese Awards, winning The David Kellett Trophy, awarded annually to the Champion Trade Stand, and being listed by many of the journalists and bloggers who attended on Trade, Press and Judging Day as the best cheese they had sampled. The Orsom range itself is new, but the family business that produces them has been making cheese since 1957 and still makes it all by hand, using traditional methods such as open tables and individual moulds. The Orsom range comprises four beautiful English cheeses: Winston is a classic mature Cheddar, Grace is a creamy white, Woodew is a tasty smoked Cheddar and Orsom Blue – coming soon – is, as the name suggests, a smooth buttery blue. You can learn more about each member of the Orsom family on their website at

Orsom cheeses are available in individual 200g sizes and in selection packs specially designed for Christmas – one of which you can win in our great competition!

How to Enter

To enter, simply follow both the ICA (@icheeseawards) and Orsom (@orsomcheese) on Twitter, and retweet one of the competition tweets from the ICA timeline. One winner will be drawn randomly from all retweets received by 8pm on Sunday 14th December 2014 – this lucky person will need to provide delivery details by the end of the 16th December or another winner will be drawn. We regret that in order to despatch the cheese before Christmas, only those with an address on the UK mainland may enter, and whilst Orsom will make every effort to deliver the prize before Christmas, we cannot guarantee it.

Good luck with the competition, and a very merry Christmas from all of us at The International Cheese Awards!