Butlers scoop 26 awards at The International Cheese & Dairy Awards🥇

Award Winners

Cementing our credentials as pioneers of quality British farmhouse cheese, Butlers won awards across our blue, hard and soft varieties - including cow’s, sheep’s and goat’s milk. The award haul is our best ever at the annual ICDA show, having won 19 awards last year!

Key awards include a trophy for the Best Ewes Milk Cheese for Parlick Brie, and Gold for Parlick Olive. Butlers is the biggest British cheesemaker and supplier of sheep’s milk cheese in the UK, and is driving a resurgence in popularity of sheep’s milk cheese. Gold awards were also given for Mrs Butlers Creamy in the Creamy Lancashire Block cheese category; Mature your Own Blacksticks in the packaging category, Beacon Blue in the blue veined goats category and Kidderton Ash in the vegetarian soft category.

Matthew Hall, fourth-generation owner at Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses said, “The ICDA is a key calendar date for cheesemakers globally, and to be recognised with these accolades across our range of hard, blue and soft cheeses is fantastic and deserved recognition for the hard work of our talented team. As a 90-year old Lancashire family business, we’re leading the British cheese renaissance in the UK, it’s a really exciting place to be, and there is still so much more to come!"

Here's just a few of our top wins:


  • Parlick Brie


  • Mrs Butlers 
  • Beacon Blue 
  • Parlick Brie
  • Parlick & Olive  


  • Goosnargh Gold 
  • Blacksticks Blue 
  • Stratford Blue 
  • Firecracker
  • Beacon Blue 
  • Sunday Best 
  • Mrs Butlers