We had a great night at The Bath Good Food Awards on Sunday 24th September. Sleight Farm won 'Best Local Cheese' and so huge Congratulations to them. Sad we didn't win of course, but happy to be finalists at least.
The best part of the evening was that the newest member of our Dairy team, Luke, was awarded a training bursary worth £4800.00. He had been shortlisted and selected for interview by a panel of four formidable foodies! How he remained so calm and composed despite the testing questions we don't know!
Amongst other things, he had to explain why he should receive this award and what he thought he could bring to our company if successful. He only started working for us this summer as a temporary cheese packer, but settled in well and worked hard. He's now a permanent member of staff and keen to learn as much as he can about cheesemaking in general, but specifically Raw Milk Traditional Cheddar. This Bursary will allow us to send him on some expert cheesemaking courses to fast track his knowledge.
Our thanks go to Arthur David for championing this award. Well done Luke!
Luke (second from right with his wife Zara next to him) with his giant cheque!
Accompanied by John Higdon, Production Manager and Katherine Spencer from the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company