February Competition - Celebrate Dewlay Cheesemakers' 60th Birthday TV Appearance!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been glued to Extreme Cake Makers on Channel 4 every weekday teatime recently. Just in case you’ve missed it, the show features breath-taking feats of cakery which really have to be seen to be believed, none more so than the astonishing creation dreamed up as part of the celebrations for Dewlay Cheesemakers’ 60th birthday. Read on to find out more, and how to win a hamper full of Dewlay goodies to mark the occasion.

Sixty Years of Award-winning Lancashire Cheeses  

We’ve all heard of cheesecake, but not quite like this! The five-tier sponge cake created by Molly Robbins of Molly’s Creative Cakes which appeared on Extreme Cake Makers at the beginning of February was crafted to look like a stack of cheeses, surrounded by crackers and fruit – and was so realistic you’d have been forgiven for thinking it was the real thing. It was all in aid of the landmark birthday celebrated by Dewlay Cheesemakers last year – 60 years of artisan skill, appropriately represented by this beautiful handcrafted cake.

Dewlay Cheesemakers was founded in 1957 by George Kenyon, whose grandsons Nick and Richard – third generation cheesemakers - still run the business today from its home on the outskirts of Garstang in Lancashire. Dewlay has continued to thrive over the years thanks to a combination of innovation and respect for tradition. The Kenyons are keen to keep alive the traditional methods used by their father and grandfather - all their Lancashire cheese is produced using fresh pasteurised milk sourced directly from farms located within 6 miles of the Dewlay dairy, and uses their own unique starter culture developed on site more than 40 years ago. You certainly wouldn’t bet against this family-run enterprise still going strong in another 60 years!
Enter our February Competition with Dewlay Cheesemakers on Twitter and Facebook
To celebrate Dewlay’s birthday (and brush with TV fame), we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to win a hamper full of goodies as shown, including a selection of Lancashire cheeses and some tasty accompaniments from other local producers. If you’re not lucky enough to win, you can visit the Dewlay cheeseshop in Garstang, Lancashire or browse their full range online. Dewlay cheese can also be purchased from most major supermarkets as well as many independent stockists.

There are two ways to enter and stand a chance of winning this amazing prize. Firstly, like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theinternationalcheeseawards and make sure you like and share the competition post. You can also 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 @DewlayCheese. Winner will be drawn at random from entries across both sites at 8pm on Sunday 25th February 2018 - UK residents over the age of 18 only please. Good luck everyone!