The International Cheese Awards are held at the Nantwich Show and is the most prestigious cheese event in the UK. Held since 1897, the shows continues to grow every year and attracts over 4000 competitive entries from around the world in 283 categories. The top accolade is the award of Supreme Champion, which was won by Long Clawson in 2013 for Smooth Blue.


Long Clawson Dairy took home the following at the 2017 Nantwich International Cheese Awards:


The 2016 Awards included:

  • Whole Blue Stilton – Gold for Blue Stilton – JUDGES COMMENT: Smooth Creamy texture, even veining and good depth of lasting flavour!
  • Speciality Cheese – Gold for Aged Leicestershire Red – JUDGES COMMENT: A well-presented cheese with caramel notes and full of character well done
  • Vegetarian Cheese; Blue Cheese – Gold for Shropshire Blue
  • Vegetarian Cheese; Soft Cheese – Gold for Smooth Blue
  • Modern British Cheese – Gold for Smooth Blue – JUDGES COMMENT: Beautiful creamy flavour and texture with balanced gentle blue character. Superb!
  • Retailer Class – Gold for Cornish Cove with Diablo Chilli for M&S
  • Two Halves Standard Blue Stilton – Silver for Blue Stilton
  • Two Halves Mature Blue Stilton – Silver for Mature Blue Stilton
  • Two Halves Mature Blue Stilton – Bronze for Mature Blue Stilton
  • Farmhouse/Traditional Cheese – Bronze for Aged Leicestershire Red
  • Plain White Stilton – Bronze for White Stilton
  • Best English Cheese – Highly Commended for Aged Leicestershire Red

You can read our article all about this year’s Nantwich awards here


The 2015 Awards included:


The 2014 awards included:


The 2013 awards included: