Dairygold Food Ingredients has scooped three gold awards, a bronze and two ‘very highly recommended’ commendations at the 2011 International Cheese Awards at the internationally renowned Nantwich cheese show. Nantwich, the world’s biggest cheese festival, with its panel of 150 Judges attracted 3,700 cheese entries from 26 countries.
Three of Dairygold’s cheeses, Irish Mature Cheddar, Grated Mature Cheddar and Grated Red Leicester, won Gold Awards. The Co-op’s gold award winner Irish Mature Cheddar also scooped the prestigious Trophy for Best Single Mature Cheddar. Dairygold also won a Bronze award for a ‘Display of Cheese on a Cheese Board’ and both its Extra Mature Cheddar and Gran Alto (Mallo) cheeses were ‘Very Highly Recommended’. Dairygold’s success follows on from last year’s event, when the Coop won five awards at the Nantwich festival.
Dairygold Chief Executive Jim Woulfe commented; “We are very pleased with the results at Nantwich as it is testament to our heritage, hard work and the dedication that goes into our cheese making. Dairygold prides itself on manufacturing from the finest natural ingredients, using generations of cheese making craft and expertise to produce cheese that always taste great”.