First Milk’s Haverfordwest Creamery picked up a record breaking 15 awards at the UK’s biggest cheese show and was named Champion Double Gloucester in Show.

Prestigious gold awards also went to its vintage cheddar, lighter cheddar and mature double Gloucester.

This year’s International Cheese and Dairy Awards, held in Nantwich, attracted over 5,000 entries, with some classes comprising 20-30 cheeses.

In traditional style judging only one gold, silver and bronze award is given in each class, and a maximum of two very highly commended only when deemed worthy.

First Milk’s Lake District Creamery also saw success with 10 awards including the trophy for Champion UK Creamery/Block Cheddar.

With 25 awards and two major trophies in total, 2019 is proving to be a bumper year for First Milk cheese. Continuing this summer’s run of success, including five golds for Haverfordwest Creamery at the recent Royal Welsh Show, the company increased its award tally by nearly 40 per cent on last year’s previous record.

“In such tough competition, our cheeses are right up there among the best. These results truly reflect the high quality of cheese produced at both sites and continue a summer of outstanding successes,” said Jack Eade, First Milk’s customer quality manager.