International Cheese Awards Press Release May 2016: Tickets now on sale for this year’s show!

So, this year’s International Cheese Awards are now less than two months away – and you’ll be pleased to know you can snap up your tickets at a bargain early-bird price! Your ticket covers admission to both the biggest cheese awards in the world and the largest one-day agricultural show in the UK – last year the ICA attracted a record-breaking total of 4,615 entries from 274 different exhibitors and 31 countries, whilst the Nantwich Show offers displays of cattle, horses, sheep, poultry, pigeons and dogs, as well as vintage cars and tractors and some 450 trade stands.

Show Day is Wednesday 27th July, and tickets will be available on the gate priced at £18 for adults, £7 for children, £13 for senior citizens and Family tickets for £45. However, if you book via the Nantwich Show website here in advance, you can bag a discount on all your tickets (£15/£5/£10/£35) and leave yourself with more spending money for cheese!

Buy your tickets for James Martin

The line-up for our demo kitchen is looking great, with a host of familiar faces returning to this year’s show - James Martin, Sean Wilson and Will Holland are already confirmed. You can now book your tickets for the James Martin demos at 11am, 2pm and 4pm via the Nantwich Show website at £5 a time – these ALWAYS sell out so get booking!

New Sponsorship Opportunities

We’re always on the lookout for new ideas and attractions, and this year we are pleased to announce two new areas that are available to sponsor or exhibit on, plus the opportunity to sponsor the UK's largest trade lunch. “Taste of the World” is an area housing all the brands and companies that produce products and brands that accompany cheese and dairy products. With the success of the show we feel this area will add a new dimension to the marquee and give companies from around the world an opportunity to showcase their products to our trade and consumer audiences. We will also be adding new cheese accompaniment classes, details of which can be found in the show schedule which is available to download from the website. There will also be a new café area open for the duration of the show, with catering managed by a private company who are happy to use ingredients or brands as part of their menu. The area can be branded with company logo, name and images and include a children’s play area if required. Finally, we can offer the amazing opportunity to sponsor the largest dairy trade lunch in the UK with over 1,900 attendees from leading retailer and producers around the world! Get in touch and we'll sort a package out for you to make sure your brand gets noticed.

For all sponsorship opportunities, please contact Debbie Stewart or Tom Blythe on 01943 872 505 or via email at or

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!