International Cheese Awards Press Release February 2017: How to Get Involved with ICA2017!

Just five months to go now until the 120th International Cheese Awards takes place in Nantwich on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th July – it might sound a long time off, but a lot of planning goes into making the biggest and the best cheese show in the world even better each year than the one before. Looking forward to getting involved? Here’s how…

Come along on the day

The International Cheese Awards really does have something for everyone, whether you’re in the dairy industry or just love cheese! Judging, Trade and Press Day falls on Tuesday 25th July, and will see around 200 experts judge this year’s entries in the search for our Supreme Champion – last year we had a record 5000 entries from 27 different countries. It also provides an opportunity for dairy professionals to network over our famously good lunch (see below) as well as exhibit in our mighty Cheese Marquee and catch up with all the latest news and innovations. Then on Wednesday 26th we fling the doors open to the public for Show Day and the chance to sample hundreds of different cheeses, chat to producers and suppliers and take part in cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs. Tickets for Show Day will be available soon – and don’t forget, one ticket gets you into the UK’s biggest one-day agricultural show too!

Get involved on social media

If you’re not following us yet on social media, why not? Our Twitter feed @icheeseawards is the best place to stay up to date with all the latest news on the show, and we have a fledgling Instagram account @internationalcheeseawards too, where you can see all our pictures in the run up to #ICA2017 and from previous shows. Every month we give you the chance to win a great cheese-based prize – if you’d be interested in working with us on a competition then drop us a line at

Sponsor the UK’s biggest dairy networking lunch

The Trade Day lunch, which this year takes place on Tuesday 25th July, is always one of the highlights of the show – a chance for more than 1200 dairy professionals, producers and retailers to catch up and network over a famously good spread and, of course, the world’s best cheeseboard! Sponsoring the Trade Day lunch is a great opportunity to promote your brand - we aim to give your company maximum exposure with your name and logo displayed on hanging banners, table number cards, lunch tickets, menus and the stage display banner. We’ll also run adverts in the Dairy Produce Catalogue and Cheeseboard magazine, on the ICA web site, mailshot emails and many other printed publications. If you’d like to attend the Trade Day lunch, you’ll be able to book your place via our website shortly.

Many other sponsorship packages are available to suit all company sizes and budgets – contact Adrian Lawrence on 01270 780306 or via for more details.

Book your trade space

Trade forms for the 2017 show are now available on our website – simply download and complete to reserve your space at the world’s biggest cheese show. Trade space ALWAYS sells out, despite the massive size of our ever-expanding Cheese Marquee, so don’t leave it too late!

For more details about how to get involved with ICA 2017 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 – use the hashtag #ICA2017 if you’re tweeting about us!