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The winning cheese, produced by Treur Kaas, is Jerseyhoeve BIO, an organic cheese created using 100 per cent jersey milk, which was commended for its full flavour and impressive creaminess.
Gert van Leeuwen, spokesman for Treur said, “We’re very excited to have won this award, not least because last year we came second place and this year there were more entries than ever.
“The whole process of producing this cheese is a team effort. It all starts with the farmer, who delivers fantastic milk to us every day having carefully cared for the cows and the milk, then the cheesemakers at the dairy who day after day utilise their expertise and equipment to produce a great cheese, then finally the Treur family – owners of the company – who mature the cheese with compassion and commitment.”
Over 250 judges assessed more than 5,000 cheeses at the Trade Day on 26th July, held at Dorfold Hall near Nantwich.
Treur Kaas were also awarded the Best Organic and Best Speciality trophies, while Arla Foods – Taw Valley Creamery – was named the UK Overall Champion.