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Quicke’s wins three World Cheese Awards in Norway

Amy Brice

Festive cheese

Distinguished Devon-based cheesemaker, Quicke’s has landed three honours at the World Cheese Awards in Norway, standing out from the crowd among a record-breaking field of 3,472 entries from 41 different countries that were judged in Bergen on Friday 2 November.

Continuing its impressive run of awards success, Quicke’s Goat's Milk Clothbound Cheese took a Gold following the blind-tasting judging process, joined by Mature Clothbound Cheddar which also achieved a Gold rating. New for 2018, Lady Prue impressed the panel too, with the youthful and delicate mixed milk cheese winning a Silver during its first appearance at the competition.

Mary Quicke MBE and Tom Chatfield, head of sales and marketing at Quicke’s, joined a 235-strong team of judges from 30 different countries at the planet’s largest cheese-only event, which took place at Bergen’s iconic Grieg Hall in the heart of the city. Having flown the flag for Devon as the global curd community gathered in Norway for the 31st edition of the competition, Quicke’s has once again been recognised as one of the world’s top cheesemakers.

Mary Quicke explains:

“It’s a truly special experience to join the panel each year at the World Cheese Awards and although judging is a serious business, it’s incredibly fun and exciting to taste so many diverse cheeses from every corner of the planet. Judging serves as a great reminder of just how good cheese can be when we work in harmony with the land around us and let the cheese tell a story of the pastures, the animals, the climate and even the unique microflora that exists in every cheesemaker’s maturing rooms. To be among the winners at this global gathering of cheese is an honour and shows that we are doing something right with our little patch of Devon.”

For more information about Quicke's, visit www.quickes.co.uk.