Haverfordwest Creamery is celebrating after bringing 10 prestigious cheese awards and four trophies back to west Wales.

The creamery, owned by First Milk, has been named among the winners at the annual International Cheese Awards held at the Nantwich Show in Cheshire.

The creamery stood out from the crowd as more than 5,000 entries from around the world were judged at the end of July.

The biggest success on the day was the creamery’s Red Leicester cheese – winning a gold award in its category, as well as the Champion Red Leicester Trophy and the John Beckett Perpetual trophy for Champion Creamery Block Territorial Cheese.

Extra Mature Cheddar won both a gold in its category and the South Caernarfon Trophy for best Welsh cheese-in-show of any variety.

Coloured Mature Cheddar won a gold award as well as the Co-op food award for Best Mature Cheddar.

The creamery also collected a number of other silver and bronze awards for its cheese.

Around 300 experts and professionals from the dairy world judged a total of 5,183 entries in just five hours.

First Milk CEO, Shelagh Hancock, said: “The International Cheese Awards are a celebration of the very best cheesemakers and dairy producers from around the world.

"With thousands of entries, only the very best cheese in each category receives an honour, so for our Haverfordwest Creamery to come away with so many awards is an exceptional achievement, and testimony to the high quality cheese we produce.”