With the Great Taste 2017 results just announced, Devon-based cheesemaker, Quicke’s is now celebrating, as four of its clothbound cheeses have scooped stars from the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards. Coming hot on the heels of the announcement that Quicke’s award-winning cheese will be made using Cornish Sea Salt from this month onwards, three of the new recipe cheeses have achieved a 2-star Great Taste accolade.
Among this 2-star winning trio is Quicke’s Mature Clothbound Cheddar, with judges hailing its “wonderful dairy flavours”, “creamy finish” and “tremendous length”, saying “you can really taste the freshness of the milk.” The panel also heaped praise upon Double Devonshire Clothbound Cheese, declaring it to be “a beautifully made cheese with creaminess and a perfect level of salt”, with one judge noting the “earthiness on the aroma; then on the palate this earthiness gives way to creamy, rich and luscious depth.”
Not to be outdone, Goats' Milk Clothbound Cheese had the judges coming back for more, with a “great tang, very pleasing texture, excellent freshness and complexity”, rounding off a resounding seal of approval from some of the finest palates in the country, just days after the announcement of this ground-breaking Devon-Cornwall collaboration. Finally, Quicke’s Vintage Clothbound Cheddar achieved a 1-star Great Taste award, following 24 months in Home Farm’s maturing rooms.
Mary Quicke MBE commented;
“The whole farm is delighted with this haul of Great Taste awards, after so many years of work in the dairy and maturing rooms to get the addition of Cornish Sea Salt to our cheese just right. We know 2-star Great Taste awards are only given to outstanding products, following a rigorous blind-tasted judging process, so this is wonderful news to receive in the same week that our new wedges line up behind deli counters for the first time. It’s been fascinating to read the judges’ feedback and we can’t wait to hear from our customers as they get a taste of this new chapter in the farm’s history.”
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