Marcus Fergusson’s success in the Global Cheese Awards begs the question “What is the best cheese you can get locally? It’s worth studying the list of prize winners before you go shopping for cheese.
Here are some of the winners from the world’s top cheese makers, many of them local.
Long Clawson Diary in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, won both the Global Champion and the UK Supreme Champion for their Stilton cheese. It’s also worth looking out for their Red Leicester, and their Cave-aged Cheddar
Wensleydale Creamery won awards for numerous cheeses, including their eponymous Wensleydale variety
Local companies, Longman, Wyke, Barbers and Keens also featured in the prize lists, along with Arla Foods (Taw Valley) and Dairycrest.
The Co-op, Asda and Bookers all featured in the prizes for major producers.
Click here to see a full list of prize winners at the 2017 Global cheese awards