Although I entered the World Cheese Awards last year, I’ve never actually experienced a cheese awards in person. The volume and variety of cheese was incredible.
There were a few award winners dotted around the room which were quite surprising to say the least. I was quite curious to see how blue Laughing Cow and the chocolate and orange cheese tasted, but I wasn’t sure about the etiquette of scoffing unattended cheese.
Although the rest of the Nantwich Agricultural Show was cancelled due to poor weather, on the day the sun was beating down, making it quite an uncomfortable atmosphere for some of the cheeses on show.
There were a fair few familiar faces around. Peter Elvin of Butlers Cheese very kindly gave me a little tour and access to the hospitality area while clutching his trophy awarded to one of their Raven’s Oak goat cheeses.