Distinguished Devon-based cheesemaker, Quicke’s, has added yet more silverware to the Home Farm trophy cabinet this month, landing a Silver award at the British Cheese Awards for its Mature Clothbound Cheddar, along with six awards from Taste of the West.
Among the wedges to win over the Taste of the West panel was Quicke's Goats' Milk Clothbound Cheese, which landed a Gold award and garnered particular praise from the judges, who described it as “very aromatic and full of pasture flavours with a very nice finish”, while also noting its “enticing and appealing aroma.” A string of Silver awards followed for Quicke’s Vintage Clothbound Cheddar, Mature Clothbound Cheddar and Double Devonshire Clothbound Cheese, along with Highly Commended awards for the cheesemaker’s Elderflower Clothbound Cheddar and Devonshire Red Clothbound Cheese.
Mary Quicke MBE commented;
“We might be 14 generations in at Home Farm, but we’re always striving to refine what we do, so these latest accolades are a well-deserved pat on the back for everyone at Quicke’s, from the fields to the dairy. Careful herd selection and planned grazing have provided our cheesemakers with outstanding quality milk to work with and this is treated with the upmost respect as its combined with natural rennet and heritage starters, before making its way to our farm’s maturing rooms. I must say, it’s particularly pleasing to see the awards coming across our full range of clothbound cheeses, from our 24-month matured Vintage Clothbound Cheddar right through to the Elderflower Cheddar and Devonshire Reds, as we want every Quicke’s product to be exceptional and a true expression from the land from which it came.”
This recent haul of awards comes hot on the heels of Quicke’s success at the Artisan Cheese Awards in April, where the cheesemaker picked up a Gold award for its Extra Mature Clothbound Cheddar, a Silver award for its Oak Smoked Clothbound Cheddar and a Bronze award for its Goats' Milk Clothbound Cheese.
For more information about Quicke's, please visit www.quickes.co.uk.