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I ruddy love cheese I do; good mature Cheddar, the gooiest baked brie, crumbly feta, and damn it even a plastic cheese slice on white toast when I have a hangover!
The International Cheese Awards are a pretty big deal in the dairy world. A win can give a much needed boost to a lesser known producer or add value to an already well-known product. 4,443 cheeses are entered this year- 4443! Last year saw Claxstone Smooth Blue produced by Long Clawson Dairy crowned Supreme Champion. A British cheese the best in the world- suck it France!
The last time I went I was like a pig in muck and am equally looking forward to it this time. You walk into a giant marquee and it is full of cheese!
And where is this magic Narnia I hear you ask? Well Nantwich of course! Trade day, when the judging takes place, is Tuesday 29th July, but it is open to the public on Wednesday 30th with cheese galore and chef demos including James Martin. Not only that, but it makes up part of the Nantwich Show so you can go, buy your body weight in cheese (after extensive sampling) and then check out the show pigeons- seriously, check out those pigeons, they are crazy-cute with their bouffant hair!
*** COMP NOW CLOSED & WINNER PICKED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED! ***
Lesley Doodnath, an email is winging it’s way to you….
If being surrounded by 4,443 cheese is your idea of fun, you can buy tickets on the show website or you can enter my super easy give away. I’ve got a family ticket (two adults, two kids) to give away for Wednesday 30th July.
Either, complete the form below or follow me on Twitter & send me a Tweet: @GoodEggFoodie I say cheese to winning tickets for @icheeseaward!
Entries close 5pm Sunday 20th July. One winner will be picked at random and only the winner will be contacted.
All images courtesy ICA.
Disclosure: The ICA have provided the family prize ticket as well as my own ticket for this year’s ICA. What they don’t provide however, is a cure for the cheese hangover. Scientists are still working on that!
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