Countdown to Nantwich

With less than one week to go… the great and the good in the world of cheese are preparing to assemble in Cheshire for this year’s International Cheese Awards.

Featuring cheeses from all over the globe, the 122nd edition of this prestigious competition anticipates receiving over 5,000 entries from more than 30 countries.

The Academy of Cheese will be there – both judging on Tuesday 30th and throughout Show Day, Wednesday 31st  – be sure to pop by our stand to say hello.

Competition Time – Name that Cheese

During the Nantwich Show, we’ll be running a special competition, thanks to the Pete and Roger, the inspirational duo behind White Lake Cheeses. One the most inventive and prolific producers of exciting new British Cheeses – we’ve been asked to come up with a name for their English Pecorino. 

This new creation has already won Supreme Champion at the British Cheese Awards 2019. It’s an unpasteurized, semi-hard, ewes’ milk cheese, matured for 5 months to develop a deep, well-rounded nutty flavour with a hint of caramel. 

Pop by the stand and tell us what you think the English Pecorino should be called (to sit alongside the existing range which includes; Trickle, Tor, Eve, Morn Dew, Pave Cobble and Burrow Mump!). If your suggestion is picked, you’ll win an Academy of Cheese eLearning Course and a fabulous White Lake Cheese.

Speciality Icons

Huge congratulations to two of the Academy’s founding directors – Mary Quicke MBE and Ros Windsor. Both were selected by Speciality Food magazine as part of their 20 industry icons event which was organized to commemorate this year’s 20th anniversary edition of Speciality & Food Fair, taking place at Olympia, London on September 1st – 3rd.

Level 2 Ready to Launch

Academy Associates can book themselves onto one of the forthcoming Level 2 courses, which launch in September. By the time you complete this two-day course, you will have intimate working knowledge of more than 100 different cheeses.

From the cheesemaking process, maturing, affinage and grading to presentation, buying and distribution, Level 2 enables you to progress your career in the industry and implement your newfound knowledge in a range of settings.

26 & 27 Sept 2019 – Guild of Fine Food

03 & 04 Oct 2019 – Paxton & Whitfield

13 & 14 Nov 2019 – Guild of Fine Food