Wednesday, 27 July 2011

International Cheese Awards - Nantwich Show

Today, held at the Nantwich Show, I went to the International Cheese Awards!


On the way in, I saw that some of the people of Nantwich live on rather lovely canal boats.


Inside the show, I saw that others stay in delightful old fashioned Romany wagons.


The people of Nantwich may not have ordinary houses, but they do have very big cars!


When I arrived, the cheese tent was not open; so I had a look around. 


First I saw some sheep;


Then a cute little calf;


And a cow?


And a man in a Bowler Hat looking at a Shire Horse.


I saw big tractors;




And little ones too.




Later on, I saw some cocks:


James Martin
I didn't stick about to see 'King of the Jungle' Gino; but I photographed his flyer. 

Eventually, I saw what I had come for… cheese!


Lots of cheese!


Lots and lots of cheese!


Some of the cheese had come from Lincolnshire. I bought a lovely Double Barrell Poacher from this man.


Some cheese had come from Devon. I love Quickes Traditional Cheddars – Today I bought a piece of delightfully smoky Oak Smoked Cheddar which I hadn’t tasted before.


Some cheese had come from Holland. I bought a Gold Medal Winning Old Amsterdam Gouda.


Some cheeses had come from France.


I saw ‘Martin Platt’ from Coronation Street peddling his cheese.


Some of the smellier cheeses were kept in a temperature controlled room;


Others, in an inflatable cave.


Some cheeses were displayed as cheese boards.



Some were very imaginative;


Some were displayed as lollies;


Some boards were quite serious;


Others more trivial.


Some cheese was highly commended;


Some won awards.


Silver awards;


And Gold awards.


This man, from Ford Farm, with his cave aged Cheddar, won a trophy for having the best cheese – The Supreme Champion 2011! 



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