The categories have been finalised, the schedules have been sent out, and it’s now time for cheese makers across the globe to get their entries in for this key industry competition.
The Global Cheese Awards, which are hosted by the annual Frome Cheese and Agricultural Show, are open to everyone in the cheese industry, from the smallest specialist producers who use unique recipes handed down over generations, right through to large creameries and major manufacturers.
This important dairy industry event will be held this year on Friday 7th September, when the judging will take place and trophies are presented to class winners. It will build further on the unprecedented success of the 2011 Awards, which saw a spectacular 60% rise in entries, and attracted suppliers, retailers and manufacturers from across the UK and, for the first time, internationally.
The Global Cheese Awards are now firmly established as one of the UK’s most significant calendar dates for all those involved in the cheese and dairy industry.
Chairman, Nigel Pooley, is keen to build on last year’s success and raise the bar even higher in 2012.
He said: “We’re totally committed to maintaining the momentum this year. We are encouraging more retailers to compete for these prestigious awards, and new producers from overseas, too. And we hope that the outstanding range and variety of traditional artisan cheeses, the cornerstone of this great show which is now in its 151st year, will be greater than ever”.
If you would like to enter a cheese for The Global Cheese Awards, simply visit www.globalcheeseawards.com and fill in the online form. The deadline for submissions is 8 August 2012. Exhibitor packs will be sent out in August and will include full details about submitting cheeses for tasting.