Posted: 01/06/2017

British Cheese Awards win for White Lake as Theresa May drops in

Tim Rowcliffe (of distributor Rowcliffe) hands Theresa May a cheese sample during her visit to the 2017 British Cheese Award

Somerset’s White Lake Cheese scooped the Supreme Champion title for its sheep’s milk Pavé Cobble at the 2017 British Cheese Awards, which was also graced by Prime Minister Theresa May.

The awards, which received an an impromptu visit from May on the campaign trail during judging, were held at the Royal Bath & West Show.

At a dinner held at the showground after judging, Belton Cheese’s Lancashire crumbly block was named Reserve Champion while Westcombe took the coveted Best Cheddar trophy, as well as Best PDO Cheese, and Cropwell Bishop’s Beauvale was named Best Blue.

The in-house maker at Harvey & Brockless won Best New British for its raw goats’ milk Ashlynn, as well as the Best Soft White category.

Teifi Cheese’s eponymous cheese was name Best Semi Soft, while the maker also claimed the Best Welsh gong with its Saval rind washed cheese.

White Lake’s Pavé Cobble also received the Best English and Specialist Cheesemakers awards, while the maker also won the Best Modern and Best Fresh categories.

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