Supreme Champion, Belton Farm


This year over 300 cheese experts judged 5,100 cheese and dairy entries, all within 5 hours! Head judge Dai Williams said the standard was exceptionally high and was a very close run competition for the top awards.

The eventual winner and 2018 International Cheese and Dairy Awards Supreme Champion and proud new holder of The National Westminster Cup has been won by Belton Farm for their Traditional Farmhouse Coloured Cheshire.

Reserve Supreme Champion, Arla Foods


Reserve Supreme Champion and winner of The Paul Smith-Palmer Memorial Trophy has been won by Arla Foods for their Low Fat Cheese.

Supreme Retailer, Morrisons


Many thanks to Wipak as sponsor for this year’s Retail Classes and the enlarged marquee for this year’s competition. We are delighted with the increase in interest of our Retail Classes and are pleased that the retail trade see the International Cheese and Dairy Awards as the perfect competition to benchmark their products against the best in the world.

Our congratulations go to Morrisons for winning the Wipak Trophy for Supreme Retailer of the Year, awarded to the retailer with the most gold awards across all classes, with their grand total of 29 golds and also for winning the accolade of British Regional Cheese Retailer of the year.

Congratulations also to Waitrose for coming in a very close second with 25 gold awards and to Booths at third place with their 17 golds.

Once again we would like to thank all the retailers who entered this year’s Awards and would like to congratulate all of you who entered for the outstanding quality of your products and for your help in making the International Cheese and Dairy Awards the best cheese trade show in which to compete and promote your own products.