What a year it was for Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses at the numerous Cheese Awards that we entered!
We're so proud of the awards that we won in 2021 and the amazing hard work that the team constantly puts in to ensure that our Farmhouse cheese continuous to bring joy the Cheese lovers across the nation.
GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2021
We're thrilled that the nation's favourite Blue Cheese was award a Gold Star at the Great Taste Awards.
Blacksticks Blue cheese is the smoothest, most creamy blue cheese around. It packs just enough blue bite to keep those taste buds tingling; we always knew it would be a winner! #HumbleBrag
We're excited to enter the Great Taste Awards again in 2022 and will be bringing more of the Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses family with us - keep your eyes peeled for the latest news.
WORLD CHEESE AWARDS 2021
The World Cheese Awards were held in Oviedo in Spain in 2021. A truly global cheese event, the World Cheese Awards brings together cheesemakers, retailers, buyers, consumers and food commentators worldwide to judge nearly 4,000 cheeses from over 40 countries.
We're thrilled to announce that Beacon Blue, our Goat's Blue Cheese took home the Bronze rating this year!
it's a cheese that's often missed by people. It's a goats' cheese milked from the family herd. It's a very unique product with being a blue cheese and a goats' cheese - that's what makes it so special.
It is silky and sweet like a goats' cheese and peppery tangy from a blue cheese. It's a favourite cheese of our cheesemaker and grader - people who really know their cheeses. It's quite hard to come by a goats' cheese and a blue cheese, both are complicated products to make in their own right.
You can discover the taste of Beacon Blue yourself on our website.
INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AND DAIRY AWARDS 2021
We had another successful year at the ICDA in 2021 which saw us winning the David Dunn Memorial Trophy for the Best Cheese Board and another 17 medals across the entire Butlers Farmhouse range of hard, soft, blue, and goat's cheese.
Matthew Hall, a fourth generation owner, said: "We had an incredibly successful year at the ICDA awards which is testament to the hard work put in by all of the team. Our successes including winning multiple awards for our hard, soft and blue cheeses as well as for our packaging and our cheesemakers. Perhaps the one we’re most proud of though is for our '' Perfect British Cheeseboard” as it demonstrates our unique capabilities."
The final results for ICDA are in, and we couldn't be more over the moon!
|Category Name||Butlers Cheese||Result|
|Farmhouse/Trad Crumbly||Crumbly Block||Bronze|
|Farmhouse/Trad Creamy||Creamy Block||Bronze|
|Tasty Lancs. Block||Tasty Block||Silver|
|Territorial Type - Non Trad||Sunday Best||Bronze|
|Soft Cheese -Non Trad||Kidderton Ash||Silver|
|Soft Cheese -Non Trad||Button Mill||Bronze|
|Branded Packaging||MYO BSB||Gold|
|Goats Milk Cheese||Proper Goats||Bronze|
|Goats Milk Blue Cheese||Beacon Blue||Bronze|
|Cheese Territorial - UK Only||Sunday Best||Bronze|
|Sliced Cheese||BSB Slices||Bronze|
|Best Cheese made by a novice cheesemaker||BSB||Silver|
|Best Cheese made by a novice cheesemaker||Button Mill||Bronze|
|Cheese Cake display||Goats Cheese CDA||Bronze|
|Best label design on branded pack||Proper Cheese||Bronze|
VIRTUAL CHEESE AWARDS 2021 WINNERS
The Virtual Cheese Awards were held on Friday 7th May 2021 and there were over 400 entries from across the United Kingdom and was unique in allowing cheesemakers to watch their cheese being judged by the panel of judges which provides plenty of valuable feedback.
We're so proud of the awards that we won at the VCA this year and loved hearing amazing feedback from the judges. You can see the full list of our winners below:
|Category Name||Butlers Cheese||Result|
|Best Smoked Cheese||Smouldering Ember||Gold|
|Best Lancashire Cheese||Mrs Butlers||Gold|
|Best Lancashire Cheese||Sunday Best||Silver|
|Best Red Leicester||Rothbury Red||Gold|
|Best Double Gloucester||Goosnargh Gold||Silver|
|Best White Mould Cheese||Ravens Oak||Gold|
|Best Goats Hard Cheese||This is Proper Goats||Bronze|
Please keep an eye out for news of events and awards for 2022, we're hoping to bringing our Farmhouse cheeses to a whole wealth of Cheese events and awards.