The International Cheese Awards held at Nantwich has announced the election of a new Chairman.
Bruce has 38 years experience of the cheese industry having started to learn cheese grading in the mid nineteen-eighties when employed by Express Foods. In 1992 he was appointed as Company Cheese Grading Manager.
In 2006 he joined Belton Cheese at Whitchurch, and in 2008 was employed by Dairygold Foods Ingredients.
In November 2010 he became self-employed providing a cheese grading and training service.
He has graded cheese across the UK, also in Ireland, Holland, Germany, Belgium, New Zealand and Canada, and has judged many times at the major cheese competitions.
In addition, he is an Associate Member of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association and a Member of the Society of Dairy Technology.
His involvement with the ICA started when he became a member of the International Cheese Awards Committee in 1988. He remained in that role until 2005. In 2013 he returned to concentrate on the Retail Classes and international entries.
Bruce said of his appointment:
“On behalf of the ICA I wish to thank my predecessor, Richard Paul, for the superb work he did leading the Show for six years. To be the Chairman of the ICA is a great privilege and I look forward to working with our highly professional and dedicated committee members and volunteers as we continue to maintain the Show’s unique place in the industry’s calendar.”