International Cheese Awards Press Release April 2015: Sean Wilson Completes our Celebrity Chef Line-Up, and Entries for this year’s Show Now Open!

It’s been a busy old month for news about this year’s International Cheese Awards, which take place in Nantwich on 28th and 29th July 2015. Here’s all the latest, including the full line-up of chefs for the demo theatre on Show Day and details of how to enter produce for Judging Day.
Sean Wilson Takes the Last Slot in our Celebrity Chef Demo Kitchen
We’re delighted to announce that cheesemaker Sean Wilson has confirmed he will once again be doing a cookery demonstration for us at this year’s show, and completes our line-up of celebrity chefs for 2015.
For many years, Sean was best known for playing Coronation Street’s Martin Platt, but since leaving the show in 2005 he has been carving out a name for himself as a highly successful cheesemaker, training as a chef and working in several Michelin starred restaurants including Northcote Manor before starting The Saddleworth Cheese Company with best friend of 30 years Mark Revell in 2009. The pair have achieved incredible success, winning numerous awards for their cheese at all the major awards. Last year Sean had a busy old time in Nantwich, manning his stall and winning medals as well as doing a cookery demo for us, and we’re thrilled to welcome him back this year.
Sean takes his place alongside James Martin, Will Holland and Jonathan Harrison in the Le Gruyere Cookery Theatre on July 29th - tickets for each of the demos will be available shortly via the Nantwich Show website.
Enter Your Cheese and Dairy Products Online for International Cheese Awards 2015
Entries are now OPEN for this year’s show – simply download the Dairy Produce Entry Form from our website ( ) and upload details of your entries by May 15th. We welcome entries from producers of all shapes and sizes, whether large Creameries, Specialist Cheesemakers or Retailers – there are classes to suit everyone! Last year’s show saw a record-breaking 4,443 entries and we’re hoping that this year’s show will be even bigger and better so please get entering today!
Book your Trade Space NOW and Reserve your Place at the Trade Lunch
Trade booking forms are now available online and booking your trade space is easy. Simply download and print your forms from the ICA website at and post the completed forms back to us as soon as possible – trade space sold out completely long before the show last year, so don’t hang about!
The Trade Lunch takes place from 1pm on Tuesday 28th July and is once again sponsored by Culina, one of the leading food and drink logistics suppliers across the chilled and ambient temperature ranges. Lunch offers great value at £32 + VAT per head, with champagne and canapés served from 1pm and cold meats, salads, dessert, cheese and biscuits and coffee and mints to follow, and places can now be booked via the ICA website. As with the trade space, lunch sold out well ahead of time last year so please reserve your place without delay!
Trade, Sponsorship and Press Opportunities
We have a number of new sponsors and awards this year – more details coming next month, but it’s not too late for companies to get involved.
For more details about how to get involved as an exhibitor or a sponsor contact, or email Liz at if you’d like to attend as press. 
As ever, thank you in advance for any coverage you are able to give us, and please do follow us on Twitter @icheeseawards for further news and updates!