Arla Foods’ Taw Valley Creamery has come up trumps at the Dumfries Agricultural Show after winning multiple awards for its cheeses. The creamery was honoured with a total of four awards at the show. Overall, Arla Foods’ creameries were awarded with 18 accolades at the show, demonstrating the quality of its cheeses.
Of the four awards, Taw Valley Creamery won 1st place in the Mature White Cheddar category and picked up three 2nd place awards for its Mild Coloured Cheddar, Mature Coloured Cheddar and Red Leicester in the Hard Speciality Cheese class.
Brian Kerr, Site Manager at Taw Valley Creamery said: “We’ve had fantastic success at this year’s Dumfries Agricultural Show and to be recognised is a great testament to the cheeses we produce. To have been handed four awards is reason to celebrate not only for the creamery but, more importantly, for our cheesemakers whose hard work has allowed us to achieve these great results.”
August 2013 - Devon-based creamery wins 23 awards at recent Royal Welsh & Nantwich Shows
Arla Foods’ Taw Valley Creamery has once again received exceptional recognition for its quality cheeses after winning a total of 23 awards at the agriculturally-renowned Royal Welsh and Nantwich Shows that have recently taken place. Overall, Arla Foods’ creameries walked away with a staggering 71 awards at the shows, demonstrating its cheeses are still top of the class.
In addition to being honoured with the Tetra Pak Tebel Award for its Extra Mature Cheddar at the Nantwich Show, the Devon-based creamery was also awarded a further 17 awards, including 6 Gold, 2 Silver, 5 Bronze and 4 Very Highly Commended awards at the show.
Continuing its run of success, Taw Valley Creamery also won six awards at the Royal Welsh Show including five 1st place awards and a 3rd place award for its cheeses.
Milk Link went on to win a further five silver prizes, 22 bronze prizes and 10 very highly commended awards. The company's Organic Cheddar was a particular hit with the judges, winning awards across the spectrum - a gold, silver and bronze award.
Brian Kerr, Site Manager at the Taw Valley Creamery said: “The Royal Welsh and Nantwich Show awards are renowned for showcasing cheeses of an exceptional standard so to have received 23 awards is a fantastic result for us as it is. But to have been honoured with the highly coveted Tetra Pak Tebel award is incredible, not only for the creamery but, more importantly, for our cheesemakers whose hard work has allowed us to achieve these outstanding results.”
Arla Foods’ Taw Valley Creamery has swept the board at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show after picking up five awards. The Devon-based creamery brought home a gold award courtesy of its renowned Double Gloucester Cheese, a silver award in the Speciality Cheese UK & Aire category and completed the set with three bronzes in the Danisco Grand Prix, Mild Cheddar and Extra Mature Cheddar categories.
In total Arla Foods’ creameries came away with 17 awards including four gold, seven silver and six bronzes, not to mention the Reserve Supreme Champion Award, Best Soft Cheese and Best Blue Cheese Awards at the show, proving that its cheeses really are the cream of the crop.
Brian Kerr, Site Manager at the Taw Valley Creamery said: “We’re delighted that our cheeses have continued their winning streak. These five awards come on the back of the site already collecting six gold, two silver and one bronze award at the Cheshire County Show and two silver and two bronze at the Royal Highland.
“The show competitions attract entries from not only the UK, but from around the world, so our products are competing against some of the best cheeses around. This is why the awards are such great recognition for all the hard work everyone puts in at the site to making the highest quality cheese possible.”
June 2013 - North Tawton creamery wins again
Arla Foods’ Taw Valley Creamery is celebrating after an outstanding performance at this year’s Cheshire County Show, which took place this week. The creamery picked up a total of nine awards; including six gold, two silver and one bronze, beating its great performance last year. Arla Foods’ creameries came away with eleven gold, five silver and four bronze awards at the show, demonstrating once again that its cheeses are in a class of their own.
The North Tawton-based creamery triumphed in several categories. As well as scooping the prestigious President Choice gold award, the creamery gained gold in the Best Dressed Cheese, Organic Cheese, Speciality Hard Cheese, Red Leicester and Mild Cheddar categories.
Brian Kerr, Site Manager at the Taw Valley Creamery said: “We’re delighted that our cheeses have won nine awards at the recent Cheshire County Show. Not only have we picked up a gold award in the coveted President Choice category, we’ve also succeeded in beating our impressive result of seven awards from last year’s show. We’re incredibly proud of the great quality cheeses we produce and to have received such recognition is a real honour.
“Arla Foods’ is the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer and its’ portfolio includes a great range of British cheeses made by talented and dedicated cheese makers. We take great pride in the fact that our award-winning products play an important role within this. Our cheese makers are committed to going the extra mile to deliver products of exceptional taste and quality and these awards are a testament to all of their hard work.”
June 2013 - North Tawton creamery continues its winning streak
Arla Foods’ Taw Valley Creamery is celebrating after another outstanding performance this month at this year’s Royal Highland Show, which took place last week. The creamery added another four awards to its trophy cabinet, including two silver and two bronze. Arla Foods’ creameries came away with four gold, 11 silver and eight bronze awards at the show, as well as the Champion Butter award, demonstrating once again that its butters and cheeses are in a class of their own.
The North Tawton-based creamery took silver for its Tickler brand of extra mature Cheddar and for its Red Leicester in the speciality hard cheese category. Bronzes were awarded to its mild and extra mature cheddars.
Brian Kerr, Site Manager at the Taw Valley Creamery said: “We’re thrilled that our cheeses have won even more awards this month. After winning nine awards at the Cheshire Show, to go on and pick up a further four at the recent Royal Highland Show, is fantastic. Our cheese makers are dedicated to producing cheeses that are of the highest quality and to have this recognised with these awards makes all the hard work worthwhile.
“As the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer, Arla Foods takes great pride in its range of British cheeses, made by our talented cheese makers, and we’re delighted to be a part of this with our award-winning products.”