Results Are In: Another Great Show for the International Cheese Awards

Record entries and some fine weather have made the 2014 International Cheese Awards a show to remember!

After more than 200 judges sampled almost 4,500 cheeses, the Supreme Champion of the International Cheese Awards 2014 and proud new holder of The National Westminster Cup was announced as Colston Bassett Dairy for their Whole Blue Stilton. Colston Bassett Stilton is a smooth and creamy Stilton with a mellow flavour, matured for around 12 weeks and made in the traditional way using milk from local farms within 1.5 miles of the dairy in the Vale of Belvoir on the Nottinghamshire/ Leicestershire border.

“We are thrilled to have won such an outstanding accolade. Achieving Supreme Champion at Nantwich Show is recognition of the hard work by our team at Colston Bassett Dairy, in delivering consistently good cheese - for almost one hundred and one years!

Billy Kevan General Manager Colston Bassett Dairy

Reserve Supreme Champion and winner of The Paul Smith-Palmer Memorial Trophy was Jaquin, exhibited by Bradburys, for their Goat Cheese Ash. This is a fresh goat’s cheese made by Fromagerie P.Jacquin et Fils based in the Loire Valley, Berry and Touraine area of France. The handmade goat’s cheese pyramid is covered in ash and matured for 2 weeks in a cellar.

Supreme Retailer for 2014 and new holder of The Bel Trophy presented by Bel UK Ltd is Waitrose - this award is for the retailer gaining most Gold Awards in the show. Bracknell based Waitrose were awarded 22 Gold awards including the Marks and Spencer trophy best Farmhouse cheddar. Morrisons came in second with 18 Gold awards and M&S third with 16 Gold awards.

For a full list of class results and trophy winners, please visit our website at and click on the links halfway down the home page.