Irish cheese winners at the International Cheese Awards show in Cheshire

Glanbia led a string of Irish winners in the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich Show in Cheshire last week.

The Kilkenny-based co-op won the Kerrygold Trophy for best Irish cheddar, the Co-operative Food Award for best mature cheddar, the Tetra Pak Tebel award for best extra mature cheddar, the DSM Trophy for best single vintage cheddar, and the award for best overseas cheddar creamery block.

Kerry won the DSM Cup for best mild cheddar, and the ALPMA GB trophy.

Carbery Group were awarded the Dale Farm trophy for mature creamery cheddar.

The Waitrose Trophy for best cheese in the specialist cheesemakers category went to Mossfield Organic Farm, Co Offaly.

The prize for retail Comte cheese made with unpasteurised milk went to Musgrave Retail Partners.

The AJS label award for the best label design went to Carrigaline Farmhouse Cheese Ltd.

There were 4,615 entries in the Show, from 274 exhibitors based in 31 countries.

The Supreme Champion UK award went to Greenfields Dairy for their Lancashire cheese.

A Dutch entry was the overseas supreme champion.


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