Some of the biggest Cornish cheese manufacturers have received awards and been named winners in this year’s British Cheese Awards.

The prestigious awards which recognise the efforts and production of some of the biggest dairies in the UK took place last month at the Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Among this year’s entries from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales were 25 brand-new cheeses which had been launched since the last edition of the awards.

All entries were judged in a single day, but a panel of expert cheese makers, cheesemongers, buyers, and commentators.

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Cornish cheese made a big impact at the awards this year, with entries from Curds and Croust (St Austell), Lynher Dairies (Ponsanooth), Saputo Dairy UK, (Davidstow), Cornish Cheese Co. (Liskeard), and Padstow Cheese Co. (Padstow).

Davidstow-based Saputo Dairy UK won an accolade of awards in several categories and was named winners in the Best Prepared Block Cheese, Best Block Cheddar, and Best Cheddar classes.

Here are the Cornish diaries named winners and runners-up in this year’s British Cheese Awards:

Class BCA9 Cow (up to 500m)

Curds and Croust Cornwall – Boy Laity Cornish Camembert – Bronze


Lynher Dairies Ltd Cornwall - Cornish Yarg – Silver

BCA15 Cheddar - Mild (open to traditional, cylinder or block)

Saputo Dairy UK – Bronze

Cheddar - Extra Mature Block

Saputo Dairy UK Cornwall – Gold

BCA47 Cow [over 12 months]

Lynher Dairies Ltd Cornwall – Gold

Class BCA59 Blue Cow [6-12 weeks]

Cornish Cheese Co Ltd Cornwall – Gold (Cornish Blue)

Class BCA68 Herbs / Leaves / Foliage

Lynher Dairies Ltd – Gold (Wild Garlic Yarg)

Class BCA69 Other

Curds & Croust Cornwall – Silver (The Truffler Cornish Truffle Brie)


Saputo Dairy – Silver

Class BCA83 Flavour Added – Savoury

Padstow Cheese Company Cornwall – Bronze (Ele) & Potted Lemon & Thyme

Best Cheddar

Saputo Dairy UK

Best Flavour-Added

Lynher Dairies Ltd Cornwall – Best Blue (Winner)

Class BCAS19 Best Block Cheddar

Saputo Dairy UK Cornwall – Winner

Best Prepared Block Cheese

Saputo Dairy UK – Winner

To see the full list of winners and runners-up visit The British Cheese Awards