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ashcombe supreme champion cheese at the artisan cheese awards 2021

Artisan Cheese Awards at Melton Mowbray 2021

The Artisan Cheese Awards were held last weekend at the annual Melton Mowbray Cheese Fair. There are Supreme Champion cheeses picked along with lots of different classes and each class has Class Winners and Highly Commended Cheeses.

Then there are Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. We have had a read through all the winners, and collate together all of the cheeses we stock permanently or that we get in now-and-again for your information. 

The big winner on the day was Kingstone Dairy with it's "lockdown" cheese Ashcombe - a semi-soft washed rind made to a Morbier recipe. Not only did it win Supreme Champion ie the best cheese currently being made in Britain it also won, wait for it.....Best English Cheese, Best New Cheese, Best Farmhouse Cheese and Best Washed Rind Cheese. Phew!



Class Winners:

Best Soft - Winslade

Best Scottish - Anster


Highly Commended:


Barkham Blue

Sinodun Hill 





Gold Award Winners:


Applebys Cheshire


Barkham Blue

Corra Linn



Vintage Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

Old Winchester - Silver also

Mrs Kirkhams Mature Lancashire 

Leeds Blue - Silver and Bronze also

Buffalo Blue - Silver also

Shitchelton - Bronze also

Hebden Goat - Bronze also

Pitchfork Cheddar - Silver also


Silver Award Winners:


Lincolnshire Poacher - Bronze also



Rollright - Bronze also


Old Roan - Bronze also

Gorwydd Caerphilly

 Harbourne Blue


Bronze Award Winners:

Biggar Blue


Holy Ewe

Yorkshire Fiore

Yorkshire Pecorino

Harrogate Blue

Yorkshire Blue

Beenleigh Blue

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