The annual homage to fromage is nearly here!
It’s nearly time once again for the cheese lovers event of the year: the 2017 International Cheese Awards.
Following an intense day of judging and trade activity, the awards marquee is open to the public on Wednesday 26th July; you can turn up and enjoy the Nantwich Agricultural Show and the 120th International Cheese Awards (ICA) show day. As well as being able to see, taste and buy some of the cheeses entered into the awards (2016 saw a whopping 5,000!) there are a host of celebrity chefs who will be showing us how they cook with cheese. The line up includes:
- Top chef and TV host James Martin– a champion of the dairy industry
- Chef Will Holland of Coast restaurant in Pembrokeshire
- Cheese maker and Corrie star Sean Wilson who has numerous cheese awards under his hat from his Saddleworth Cheese Company
- Chef Jonathan Harrison of The Sandpiper in Leyburn
You will also find out who has been crowned Supreme Champion of the ICAs in 2017- taking the crown from 2016 winning cheese Jerseyhoeve Schorren- a dutch organic Gouda which wowed the judges with its complex flavours.
WIN A CHEESE LOVERS BUNDLE
Assuming that, like me, you’re a total cheese nut then I have a giveaway that’s right up your street.
I’ve teamed up with the ICAs and Stag Bakeries for this one. The first prize will be a family ticket to the ICAs and Nantwich show on the 26th July plus a massive bundle of crackers from Stag Bakeries. These will include:
- Original Water
- Original Salt & Black Pepper Biscuits
- Smoked Oatcakes (my favourite!)
- Seaweed Water Biscuits
- Seaweed Oatcakes
- Smoked Dunlop Cheese Straws
So perfect to enjoy with the tonne of cheese you are sure to buy at the show. I also have a family ticket for the show for one lucky runner up.
Entry is easy via the Rafflecopter below – the more you enter, the more chances you have of winning.
Entry closes on the 9th July at midnight.
If you’re not a lucky winner, you can purchase tickets to the show in advance and save money. Buy your show ticket here.