Virtual Cheese Awards 2021
2nd place for our Traditional Vintage Cheddar!
One of the very many things to suffer during the pandemic were the UK annual Cheese Awards.
These are usually held as part of the quintessentially British agricultural shows such as The Bath and West Show or the Frome Cheese Show. We’ve missed these wonderful events which showcase the best of the best of British Food, Livestock, Produce and Craft.
The Virtual Cheese Awards
These were launched in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic to promote and celebrate the fantastic British cheese industry in their time of great need. In 2020 the Virtual Cheese Awards were the only ones to take place.
Although the 2020 Awards were organised very quickly, it still attracted over 300 entries and helped raise awareness of some fantastic British cheeses and the people who make them. All the profits from the event were donated to support cheesemakers and farming charities.
Manufacturers and consumers alike loved the modern format that allowed them watch the judging live and get instant feedback.
The Virtual Cheese Awards 2021 – they’ve been held again this year!
We are delighted to have won SECOND place in the Traditional Vintage Cheddar Class!
Thank you to Nigel Barden who has been the supreme organiser of the Virtual Cheese awards, ably supported by a gang of esteemed cheesys! The judges were all experts in the cheese world and if you were lucky enough to watch the judging ‘live’ on May 7th this year, the assessment of each cheese was mesmerising to watch. Apart from taste, their judging included: appearance, aroma, texture and whether the cheese was true to type. It was wonderful! All winners were truly deserved.
Congratulations to Feltham Farm’s La Fresca Margarita who was the overall winner of Best of British Cheese (for the second year running!). An amazing achievement.