The Bath Soft Cheese Company is over the moon after being crowned Supreme Champion at the International Cheese Awards.
The International Cheese Awards is a cheese show and competition held at Aston, Nantwich. Since 1897 the show has attracted the best cheeses from around the world.
Hugh Padfield, Managing Director said “We are absolutely thrilled; To win Supreme Champion at the International Cheese Awards is an achievement that every cheese maker dreams of, and for a small rural business like ours, it’s incredible. Nantwich is the biggest show in the world, so this is the equivalent of winning the World Cup. We have a fantastic team here at the farm who make all the cheese by hand, and we could not hope for better recognition for the hard work put in; from milking the cows to making the cheese”.
The Wyfe of Bath cheese was awarded Supreme Champion ahead of over 5,000 cheeses from 27 countries. The cheese takes its name from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and, just like the tale, when you taste the cheese you will get a taste of old England. A semi-hard cheese, wonderfully creamy and nutty with hints of caramel.
The company was presented with a staggering six awards at the show, including Best Washed Rind Cheese and Best Speciality Cheese for their Merry Wyfe and The Bath Soft Cheese winners of Best English Cheese and Best Soft Cheese with Rind.