Milk Link cheese makers excelled by winning 25 awards for their cheeses at the Royal Bath and West Show.
Milk Link’s Devon-based Taw Valley Creamery bagged five Gold awards for its mild, mature and organic Cheddars as well as its Double Gloucester cheese. The Creamery’s mature Cheddar won Bronze in the prestigious Danisco Grand Prix category. Gold awards were also awarded to Reece’s Creamery in Cheshire for its Red Leicester cheese, Lockerbie Creamery for its half fat cheese and to Leicestershire’s Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery for its Stilton.
Taw Valley mature Cheddar won Silver as did Reece’s Cheshire cheese, Tuxford & Tebbutt’s Stilton and Lockerbie’s unsalted butter.
Commenting on the results, Chief Executive Neil Kennedy said: "These excellent results reflect the skill and dedication of Milk Link’s cheese makers in delivering exceptional tasting and consistently high quality products."
Milk Link’s cheese makers today marked the start of the summer agricultural show season by winning 13 awards for their cheeses at the Devon County Show. These included Taw Valley Creamery’s Extra Mature Cheddar being named as Supreme Champion at the Show.
Taw Valley also won Gold for its low fat cheese and won a further six awards including silver awards in the ‘Hard Pressed Cheese’, ‘Cheese for Cheeseboard’ and ‘Cheese Produced in Devon’ categories. Milk Link also received 5 awards including a silver award for its Lockerbie butter and bronze award for Lockerbie low fat cheese. Whilst Milk Link’s Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery won gold and silver for its superb tasting Blue Stilton.
Delighted with the results, Ben Stratford, General Manager of Taw Valley Creamery, said: “Our cheese makers take immense pride in their work and today’s results highlight their outstanding contribution to producing such high quality products. We pride ourselves on operating at the highest possible standards using the very best ingredients and it’s great to be rewarded for that today.”
Neil Kennedy, Chief Executive of Milk Link commented: “We’re immensely proud to start the show season with these fantastic results. The exceptional quality of our cheeses is testament to the skills and craftsmanship of our expert cheese makers. The shows are a great opportunity to showcase our products and we hope to build on our success throughout the season.”