Whitchurch’s Belton Farm, which exports cheese all over the world, has swept the board with another outstanding performance at this year’s International Cheese Awards.
The event, held on July 25-26 in Nantwich, brings together some of the biggest cheese businesses.
And it was Belton, based on the A41, who came out on top with 41 awards and seven trophies, including the National Westminster Trophy for the seventh consecutive year – an unprecedented achievement.
Belton’s managing director, Justin Beckett, said he and his team at the family-run business are absolutely delighted with their achievements.
“The International Cheese Awards are a highlight in the awards season for the industry,” said Mr Beckett.
“And it is a great honour to have our products celebrated in front of customers, both from the UK and overseas.
“For Belton, our milk suppliers and all of the people we work with, it’s important to put on a great performance at the show by gaining recognition for our consistent quality.
“What better way than being the highest points producer in the show.”
Belton were recognised for their high achievements with the following trophies:
n Farmhouse Cheesemakers Trophy: White Cheshire
n The Shop Cheshire Trophy: Champion Farmhouse Cheshire
n Supreme Creamery: Cheshire Cheese
n The Bob Kitching Lancashire Trophy: Lancashire
n The Ted Hassall Champion Traditional Cheese: Traditional Wensleydale
n The John Beckett Trophy: Champion Creamery Block Coloured Cheshire
n The Westminster Trophy for Highest Number of Points Overall In Show
Meanwhile, Belton Farm – one of the biggest names in British territorial cheese making – launched their new look Red and White Fox Cheese at this year’s ICA.
The company supplies cheese into the UK supermarkets and independent wholesalers and also exports worldwide including to the USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa.
All of the milk for Belton cheese production is collected daily and comes from 85 local farms within a 25-mile radius of the Dairy.
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