International Cheese Awards Press Release February 2016: James Martin returns to Nantwich for ICA2016!

Time is ticking by and this year’s International Cheese Awards gets ever closer. Nantwich will once again welcome the great and good of the dairy world on July 26th (Judging and Trade) and 27th (Show Day) - this year’s show will be the 119th and we’re delighted to say there are some familiar faces returning to the demo kitchen…

James Martin Confirmed for this Year’s Show

With regular favourite Will Holland already confirmed for ICA2016, we’re pleased to announce that another Cheese Awards favourite will be appearing again at this year’s show on July 27th. James Martin always goes down a storm and has been a loyal supporter of the Nantwich Show for many years now – you may even have heard him refer to the International Cheese Awards as the best festival in the world on Saturday Kitchen a few months ago (we agree).

James is one of the best-known chefs on British television, and as well as presenting Saturday Kitchen every weekend can also be seen on the BBC series Home Comforts. He also finds time to write best-selling cookbooks and run a number of successful restaurants, including local favourite James Martin Manchester at Manchester235 Casino, and is currently on his very first UK tour.

We’re thrilled that despite his busy schedule, James is still making time to return to Nantwich and show his support for the dairy industry - keep an eye on the ICA website for details of how to book tickets shortly.

Book your Trade Space Now

Trade forms for the 2016 show are now available on our website at  – simply download and complete to reserve your space in Nantwich next July. Last year’s show saw a record number of trade stands – it’s a great way to connect with other figures in the dairy industry and to introduce your products to thousands of discerning cheese lovers, so don’t hang about!

Or Become one of our Sponsors

We have a growing team of loyal sponsors, whose details appear on our website and without whom the show literally would not go on. If you’d like to get involved with sponsorship, please let us know! We had a number of new companies come on board with us last year so get in touch with us (contact details below) to find out more about sponsoring an award or getting involved in some other way.

Keep your Eyes Peeled for Ticket Info

As always, tickets will be available from the Nantwich Show website, and one ticket will cover admission to both the biggest cheese awards in the world and the largest one-day agricultural show in the UK – bargain! We’ll be the first to let you know when tickets go on sale – and with a discounted price for buying in advance, it’s worth being an early bird!

For more details about how to get involved with ICA 2016 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. If you’re tweeting about the show, please use the hashtag #ICA2016 so we can get everyone talking about the biggest and best cheese show in the world!