Welsh Cheeses Toast the British Cheese Awards

03 Oct

The results of the 19th British Cheese Awards have recently been announced. The awards coincided with the Great British Cheese Festival and British Cheese Week when the great and the good of cheese making assembled to celebrate the Oscars of the dairy world.

Entries included over 750 vegetarian cheeses, over 200 raw milk cheeses, nearly 110 organic, 82 blue and just under 200 goat and ewe’s milk creations. The judges nosed, nibbled and narrowed the field to a list of winners in 22 categories, representing the nation’s finest possible cheeseboard.

The panel of cheese experts, food writers, chefs and gastronomes assembled to consider more than 900 magnificent entries from nearly 200 British and Irish cheese makers. The British Cheese Awards were established in 1994 to raise the profile of British cheese and create a recognised symbol of excellence for all British cheeses.

We include the list of our Best Of Welsh & Border producers who were successful, well done to you all!!


Best Welsh

Dougal Campbell Trophy – Perl Las Organic, Caws Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

The Medal Winners 2012


Rind Washed [up to 500gm]

Silver-Golden Cenarth,  Caws Cenarth, Carmarthenshire


Mild Block Mild Cheddar

Gold – Mild Block Cheddar,  South Caernarfon Creameries, Anglesey

Mature Block [7-12]

Silver Mature Cheddar, South Caernarfon Creameries, Anglesey



Bronze – Caws Cenarth Caerffili, Caws Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

Block Caerphilly

Gold – South Caernarfon Creameries, Anglesey

BLUE Modern Blues – over 8 weeks

Gold – Perl Las Organic, Caws Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

Goat / Ewe / Buffalo Carmarthenshire Blue

Bronze Goat – Carmarthenshire Cheese, Carmarthenshire


Hard – Cheddar Extra Mature

Silver – Pwll Mawr Mature Cheddar, Blaenafon Cheddar Company, Torfaen

Hard – Modern British Cow

Bronze – Black Dram, Blaenafon Cheddar Company, Torfaen

Flavour Added – Savoury

Silver O M G  – Blaenafon Cheddar Company Torfaen


Best Welsh – The Wynnstay, Powys

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