Sponsors

2016 Key Sponsors

We would like to thank all the sponsors of the 2016 International Cheese Awards.

Below is a list of our key sponsors.

Arla

Arla Foods is a 100 per cent farmer owned cooperative, owned by 13,500 European dairy farmers, 2,800 of whom are British. Arla is proud to produce award-winning cheeses from British and Danish cheesemakers and farmers. Our rich variety of cheeses are produced with care at our creameries, which are devoted to preserving the heritage of fine cheesemaking. Some of our creameries have been established for over a hundred years and still use traditional methods that have been passed down through generations of passionate cheesemakers. Many tasks are still done by hand and others use the latest technology to bring you the highest-quality range of cheeses.

In the UK, Arla Foods is home to some of the country's leading dairy brands including Anchor, Castello, Lurpak and Cravendale. Not only is Arla the UK’s number one dairy company, by turnover and milk pool, it is the largest supplier of both butter and spreads and cheese in the country. The business has a yearly combined milk pool of circa 3.2 billion litres and a turnover of £2.2 billion.

www.arlafoods.co.uk

Asda

Asda is delighted to be an associate sponsor of the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich. We are passionate about the quality of our cheese, which shows in the hundreds of awards we’ve won for our ranges, and this partnership will bring more people into Asda to try our fantastic products. We are key supporters of British farmers and strive to promote innovation in the sector. We look forward to continuing our award winning success in the 2010 show.

www.asda.co.uk

Barbers

Barber’s is the oldest Cheddar making business in the world still operating today. Founded in 1833 Barber’s is still based at the same farm less than 20 miles from the village of Cheddar itself. They continue to make cheddar using only west country milk, their own unique collection of traditional starter cultures, and the traditional methods that allow them to use the only PDO accreditation for Cheddar (West Country Farmhouse). Barber’s Cheddar is sold throughout the UK and to all market sectors and also exported to over 30 different countries.

www.barbers1833.co.uk

Belton Cheese

Based in the glorious Shropshire countryside, Belton has been producing award-winning cheese on the farm since the early 1800s.

Belton are passionate about the quality and consistency of their cheese which is produced using local farm assured milk, all of which comes from within a 25 mile radius of the dairy.

Belton’s progressive attitude, along with its long history of traditional cheesemaking, has earned it a number of high profile listings.

Customers include major retailers, independent retailers and a growing export market.

www.beltoncheese.co.uk

Bradburys

Derbyshire-based Bradburys has over 125 years’ experience in the cheese business, distributing British Regional, Speciality and Continentals. The company is also the largest UK importer of Dutch cheese.

Bradburys successful growth and development has been achieved through the winning combination of industry knowledge and experience, coupled with innovation to meet future customer eating trends and demands.

www.bradburyscheese.co.uk

Cathedral City

One of the leading brands within the Dairy Crest portfolio, Cathedral City, is made at the Davidstow Creamery in Cornwall using a traditional West Country recipe. It is then matured for many months to develop its distinctive flavour.

Cathedral City has a longstanding relationship with the Show, and sponsors the highly-prized Cheese Lovers Trophy. A key award at the Show for the past 20 years, the trophy winner is chosen by a panel including a celebrity judge.

www.cathedralcity.co.uk

Cheeses From Switzerland (Le Gruyère)

Cheesemaking has been a tradition in Switzerland for hundreds of years and over 450 varieties of Swiss cheese are produced altogether. The Switzerland Cheese Marketing AG (SCM) is a non-profit organisation that offers its services in the field of marketing and communication to all the different parties involved in Swiss cheese.

With its subtle and sophisticated taste Le Gruyère AOC is much appreciated by connoisseurs around the world. Produced since at least 1115 in the region surrounding the small town of Gruyère, it is still made today in the village cheese factories according to the traditional recipe.

www.gruyere.com

Cheshire East Council

The marquee that is home to the International Cheese Awards will now be renamed the Cheshire East Pavilion after the Council very kindly offered their sponsorship. This year the marquee has increased again by a further 10 metres making it the largest pavilion in the Awards history.

The pavilion will house the 2014 awards which are expected to attract over 4,500 entries from around the world and an expected 40,000 visitors.

www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/

Coveris

Aligning technical expertise, food science, award winning print and specialist manufacturing capabilities, Coveris are strategically positioned to deliver an unrivalled model for cheese packaging within the UK.

Combining capabilities in both flexible and paper formats, Coveris provide high performance solutions for optimised food safety, freshness and visual-appeal, our innovative cheese formats consistently deliver added-value across the entire supply-chain to maximise profit potential and minimise environmental impact.

Emilia

Emilia Ltd have been based at the famous London Borough Market for over 5 years and distribute true Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan) cheese, Pecorino cheese, prosecco wine, balsamic vinegar, gluten free salami and artisan food made to Italian quality and tradition. Now part of Slow Food UK they are passionate about the environment and food sustainability.

www.emiliauk.london

Entremont

Entremont was founded in 1948 by three brothers of the same name who, with business acumen and talent, foresaw the success of Emmental cheese from its origins in the Haute-Savoie region of France to the cheese platter of the masses around the world today. Almost 70 years later, this well known, dynamic brand is rolled out across four different markets: traditional hard cheese (Emmental, Comté, Gruyère…), cheese for convivial meals and parties with family and friends, grated cheese as a supplement to numerous culinary dishes and finally sliced cheese for snacking and sandwiches throughout the day. Entremont is proud to adhere to la Route Du Lait® a quality chartered milk route involving different stages from production to consumption whilst also paying full attention to environmental concerns, animal protection and health and safety issues.

Eurilait

Eurilait is the UK subsidiary of two leading French Cooperatives, Laita and Eurial and is one of the UK's major suppliers of quality and innovative speciality cheese and dairy products.

Located within the rural village of Evercreech in the heart of Somerset, Eurilait supplies retail, wholesale and food manufacturing markets throughout the UK and Ireland.

At Eurilait we pride ourselves in our flexible, professional approach, whilst offering the breadth of product range and quality that our customers have come to expect.

www.eurilait.co.uk

Isigny Sainte-Mere

The fame and fortune of Isigny Sainte-Mere was built on the unique flavour of its butter and the rich, silky texture of its crème fraiche. The Isigny milk gave rise to the mouth watering cheese board favourite Camembery, AOP Pont l’Eveque, Red Label Mimolette, Brie and Saint- Paulin as well as fromages frais and liquid and UHT creams.

At the same time, Isigny Sainte-Mere has developed innovative production methods for infant formula milks, instant full cream and skimmed powder milks. All these products are derived from the high quality milk collected by Isigny Sainte-Mere.

www.isigny-ste-mere.com

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Lactalis

Lactalis McLelland is the UK subsidiary of the World’s largest dairy group and family owned French business, Groupe Lactalis.
We are very proud to offer such a wide range of high-quality dairy products from cheese (cheddar, UK speciality, continental, Spreadable) to milk and butter.
We have a strong presence in the UK market with both global and local brands such as Seriously Strong cheddar, Président, Galbani, Galloway, Capricorn, Orkney…

Lactalis McLelland is delighted to be a Key Sponsor of the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich.

Tesco

Tesco is proud to be an a Key Sponsor of the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich.

Unearthed

unearthed® is a fast-growing food brand, with an easy to prepare and share range of tapas and snacking products from across the Mediterranean and further afield. From Chorizo de Leon discovered in El Bierzo, North West Spain and Italian Speck from the Alto Adige region of the Alps, to French Tarte Flambée and British smoked tomatoes, the unearthed® team scours the corners of the globe to make these exciting new food discoveries.

1 penny from every unearthed® pack sold goes to Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organisation that works to save the lives of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition.
Based in Redhill, Surrey, unearthed® was launched in 2008 by Simon Day, the chief ‘discoverer’.

Simon, a keen foodie, had travelled and worked in India, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean by his early twenties. 5 years of food industry experience later, he was ready to launch the unearthed® brand and start sharing that passion for food and travel. He realised there was a gap for tapas and other sharing foods and unearthed® was born.

unearthed® is available to buy from Waitrose and Ocado and some items are on promotion for 2 for £5.

www.foodsunearthed.com
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Wipak

At Wipak UK, we’re proud to have been an integral partner to the British cheese industry for several decades, delivering innovative, sustainable, and leading edge offerings in both material performance and responsive customer service.

Part of the wider Wipak Group, we’ve cemented our position as market leaders in both the UK and Europe through continued investment in manufacturing capability, new product development, pack design, and the creation of an unprecedented service culture.

Barrier films are our business, all of which are enhanced by unique converting expertise and capability, so whatever your aspirations of presentation, convenience, protection and packing line performance are, we will have the solution.

www.wipak.com

Wyke Farms

Somerset-based Wyke Farms is one of only 20 farmhouse cheese makers in the Cheddar region, and all of its cheese is still made to the same award winning recipe developed in the early 1900s.

Its cheese is available nationwide in supermarkets, independent retailers and wholesale specialists – in over 25,000 stores. This makes Wyke Farms the largest family-owned cheese maker in the country, capable of producing over 20,000 tonnes annually.

www.wykefarms.com