- Judging and Trade Day Tuesday 25th July 2017
- Show Day Wednesday 26th July 2017
February is a funny old month – a bit cold, a bit dark, and fraught with potential danger around the middle of the month. Fortunately, this month’s competition with Quicke’s Cheese is open to all – in fact, all the better if you’re single, as then you won’t have to share!
A Proud History of Cheese-making
The Quicke family have been at Home Farm in Devon for an astonishing five centuries, with a history stretching as far back as the dissolution of the monasteries. The land has been used for many purposes during that time, but the family moved back into cheese-making in the 1970s and have been proudly producing artisanal clothbound Cheddar ever since, using traditional methods handed down over the generations to hand make their slowly matured cheeses. The milk comes from their own cows, and each batch of cheese is started using the legendary Quicke’s starter culture, which has remained unchanged for decades – no wonder no other Cheddar tastes quite like Quicke’s!
If you can’t make it down to Devon to see them, Quicke’s online shop is a treasure trove of great produce, with something for everyone in the range. Their own cheeses range from the mild and creamy Buttery Cheddar up to the extraordinarily punchy two-years-matured Quicke’s Vintage, and they also produce a selection of cheeses using quality guest milks, such as the Oak Smoked Goat's Milk Cheese. Their butters are made with the same care and attention as the cheeses, and if you simply can’t make your mind up, there is a range of tempting gift hampers available online too. Read on to find out how you can win one…
Win a Cheese Lover’s Hamper with Quicke’s Cheese
What more appropriate prize could there be during the month of love than a Cheese Lover’s Hamper! This gorgeous selection of cheese and other goodies is the perfect introduction to the Quicke’s ethos – high quality artisanal products carefully chosen to complement each other. Each hamper typically contains 1 x 250g Quicke's Mature Clothbound Cheddar, 1 x 250g Quicke's Oak Smoked Clothbound Cheddar and 1 x 250g Quicke's Goats' Milk Clothbound Cheese, along with a box of Popti Artisan Sea Salt Savoury Thins and jars of Hillside Celery Pickle and Hillside Apricot Fruit for Cheese.
To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, keep an eye on our Twitter feed (@iCheeseAwards) for one of the special competition tweets over the coming week, then simply retweet and make sure you’re following both us and @QuickesCheese. Winner will be drawn at random at 8pm on Friday 17th Feb - UK residents only please. Good luck everyone!