Bradburys Cheese named ICA Supreme Champion
A French ewe’s milk blue cheese supplied by UK distributor Bradburys has been named Supreme Champion at the 2017 International Cheese Awards in Nantwich.
The Roquefort Papillion Revelation beat 5,685 product entries from over 50 countries to win the top prize at the awards.
Bradburys marketing director, Chris Chisnall said winning the title was “highly gratifying” and described the blue cheese as a “stunning product, combining a sharp, tangy “blue” flavour with a creamy texture”.
While Hervé Bourgeois, export director at Papillion, added that it was an “absolute honour to accept this outstanding accolade”.
“Our cheesemakers have created a creamy textured product that’s characterised by its white to ivory paste and blue intense veins with cavities uniformly distributed from the centre to the rind, offering a subtle, less salty flavour.”
Established in 1884, Derbyshire-based Bradburys sources cheese from over 200 UK and European manufacturers. It is also the owner of white stilton producer, Shirevale, and has a share in Northumberland Cheese Company.
The firm also picked up nine trophies, 24 gold, 16 silver and 11 bronze medals at the awards.