A WHITCHURCH-based cheesemaker has added to their trophy cabinet with another haul of country show awards.

Belton Farm are already award-winning cheesemaker, but they are celebrating another successful year at the Great Yorkshire Cheese and Dairy Show, after winning a total of 15 awards for its handcrafted Great British cheese.

The Belton team were on hand to collect a multitude of medals across a number of categories which included five gold, seven silver and three bronze awards.

The cheesemakers also won the Best Savoury Cheese with a Red Leicester and cracked black pepper along with the prestigious Wensleydale Cup for Best Wensleydale in Show.

“We’re absolutely delighted with the awards," said Justin Beckett, managing director at Belton Farm. "Winning the Wensleydale Cup for Best Wensleydale in Show has been a highlight as we make all our cheese to bespoke individual recipes which are true to type.

“We pride ourselves on our cheesemaking heritage, using the best fresh local milk and the expertise of our three cheesemakers.

"It’s absolutely wonderful to see that this quality has been recognised at such a prestigious event.

“The year got off to a good start at the British Cheese Awards in Somerset where we picked up Best Territorial Cheese with our White Cheshire, closely followed by Royal Cheshire Show where we collected 25 awards along with the Farmhouse Lancashire Federation Trophy.

"The team here are now gearing up for the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich Show."