Long Clawson Dairy scoop string of cheese awards at prestigious shows

Long Clawson Dairy managing cirector Kim Kettle with award winning Stilton from the International Cheese Awards 'PHOTO: Supplied
Long Clawson Dairy managing cirector Kim Kettle with award winning Stilton from the International Cheese Awards 'PHOTO: Supplied
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The dairy lifted seven golds, seven silvers and two bronze awards - as well as the coveted Frances Pawlett Trophy for best two halves of Blue Stilton - at the International Cheese Awards held in Nantwich, Cheshire.

The company achieved more success at the Bakewell Show - one of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK. The dairy was awarded three gold awards, two silvers and four bronze awards at this year’s competition.

The dairy beat all competition in the whole blue cheese category, securing gold, silver and bronze for its Blue Shropshire, Blue Stilton and Smooth Blue respectively. And it also won gold for Aged Leicestershire Red in the hard pressed territorial category.

The dairy’s MD, Kim Kettle, said: “We’re delighted with our recent wins at both shows. Winning the coveted Frances Pawlett Trophy at The International Cheese Awards is always an honour as Stilton is the cheese for which we are most renowned. To then win all three classifications for whole blue cheese at Bakewell and best territorial cheese for our Aged Leicestershire Red is a great achievement for all of us at Long Clawson and something we’re very proud of. It’s a reflection of the hard work, effort and dedication of our staff.”