Cheshire Cheese Company's gin and lemon cheese takes top spot | Knutsford Times

Cheshire Cheese Company’s gin and lemon cheese takes top spot

By on July 8, 2019

Cheshire Cheese Company’s gin and lemon flavoured cheese took the top spot at this year’s prestigious Cheshire Cheese Show awards.

The Sutton-based business is having its second year of success at the show, after winning gold, silver and bronze medal awards last year.

Richard Buxton, co-founder of the Cheshire Cheese Company, said: “It’s been a fantastic day for us at the cheese awards, we had our best ever set of results last year but this year has surpassed that. It is such a great accolade to receive so many medals and I would like to thank everyone who works for us, for all the hard that they put in throughout the year.”

Other cheeses that won medals include a silver medal for their Wensleydale and Cranberry Cheese, bronze medal for Sticky Toffee Heaven Cheese, bronze medal for Black Bob Extra Mature Cheese.

The Cheshire Cheese company was set up by Richard and business partner Simon Spurrell. It now has shops at Trentham Gardens in Stoke-on-Trent, Bakewell, York Designer Outlet, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and also a new shop at Buxton Pavillion Gardens.

All the award-winning cheeses are available at all of these shops, as well as at the artisan markets throughout Cheshire.

The company joined forces with Forest Gin, based at Lyme Green, to create what was thought to be the first ever cheese of its kind.

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