Posted: 03/06/2016

Cropwell Bishop blue is Supreme Champ at British Cheese Awards

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Robin Skailes of Cropwell Bishop with the British Cheese Awards Supreme Champion trophy

Cropwell Bishop’s Shropshire Blue was named the Supreme Champion at this year’s British Cheese Awards.

The Stilton-maker’s version of the cheese also won the trophies for Best English and Best Blue at the awards, which were held at the Bath & West Show in Somerset for the first time since merging with the event last year.

Worcestershire’s Lightwood Cheese took the Reserve Champion trophy with its St Thom after the cheese scooped both the Best Goats’ and Best Soft White categories.

British Cheese Awards Cropwell Bishop Shropshire BlueOther winners on the day included Caws Cenarth’s washed rind Golden Cenarth (Best Welsh, Best Semi-soft), Wicklow Blue from Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese (Best Irish), Lockerbie Creamery’s Lockerbie Vintage (Best Scottish) and Rosary Ash (Best Fresh), made by Rosary Goats Cheese.

Delamere Dairy’s Medium Goats Cheese was awarded the Best Modern British Trophy while Keen’s Vintage Raw Milk Cheddar won the Best PDO/PGI category and Brefu Bach,a soft cheese from Welsh dairy Cosyn Cymru, was named Best New Cheese.

The full list of results will soon be published on

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