May Competition – Win a Hamper from Dewlay Cheesemakers to Celebrate Their TV Fame!

When we ran a competition with Dewlay Cheesemakers back in November we were overwhelmed by the number of entries we received – so much so that, six months later, we’re doing it all over again!

Dewlay Cheesemakers was founded back in 1957 by George Kenyon, whose grandsons Nick and Richard still run the business today from its home on the outskirts of Garstang in Lancashire. As third generation cheesemakers, the Kenyons are keen to keep alive the traditional methods used by their father and grandfather - all their Lancashire cheese is produced using fresh pasteurised milk sourced directly from farms located within a 6 mile radius of the Dewlay dairy, and uses their own unique starter culture developed on site more than 40 years ago. Today the dairy employs approximately 75 staff and their cheese is supplied to retailers throughout the UK.


John Sergeant "Barges" into Dewlay

Dewlay are all set to feature in the latest ITV series of “Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant”, to be shown this Friday 6th May. John Sergeant, well known TV and Radio journalist and presenter, visited Dewlay while filming in the area for series 2 of his popular show which looks at the businesses that thrive near some of the country’s canal routes. While at Dewlay, John, who already knows the area very well, learned about the history of Lancashire cheese and why it’s so well loved all around the country, and tried his hand at some cheesemaking with the hard-working team at the dairy.

Nick Kenyon, Managing Director, commented “since we opened our cheese shop and purpose–built viewing gallery to the public, people have been coming from near and far to see how cheese is made. However it’s not often that the visitor is a well-known broadcaster, with a film crew behind him! It was a fantastic opportunity to show John what makes Lancashire cheese unique and to get him joining us in the dairy to try his hand at some cheesemaking.”

Make sure you tune in on Friday to find out how he got on, and to whet your appetite for this month’s competition prize…

Enter our May Competition with Dewlay Cheesemakers

To celebrate both their TV fame and the success of their last competition with us, Dewlay Cheesemakers have kindly provided us with a box of goodies to give away to one lucky winner. The prize includes a selection of their award-winning Lancashire cheeses (if you’ve not tried the Garstang Blue yet, it’s a must) as well as butter, crackers and cider to complete your feast. If you’re not lucky enough to win, Dewlay cheese can also be purchased from their own shop as well as most major supermarkets and a number of independent stockists. Full details of the range are available on their website here.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, keep an eye on our Twitter feed (@iCheeseAwards) for one of the special competition tweets over the coming week, then simply retweet and make sure you’re following both us and @DewlayCheese. Winner will be drawn at random at 8pm on Sunday 15th May - UK residents over the age of 18 only please. Good luck everyone!