Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses celebrates 29 International Cheese Awards wins


Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses has added 29 award wins to its trophy chest at this year’s International Cheese Awards, topping its recent 14-strong award win at the British Cheese Awards. The fourth-generation cheesemakers achieved Gold and Silver awards across its range of cheeses, most notably including a Gold award for its Kidderton Ash goat’s cheese, which also won 3 Gold awards across various specialist classes.

Other key wins included Blacksticks Blue (Gold), Butlers’ famous creamy contemporary farmhouse blue cheese that boasts its unique orange colouring and robust blue flavour ; Trotter Hill (Gold), a mild, buttery Lancashire cheese; and Kidderton Ash (Gold), Butlers’ silky smooth goat’s cheese that is covered in ash to form a distinctive finish to its rind. Other awards included Stratford Blue (Silver), Beacon Blue (Silver), Button Mill (Silver), Mrs Butler’s (Silver) and Smouldering Ember (Silver), which won on its first show outing to date.

Matthew Hall, commercial director, said: “Seeing so many of our cheeses receiving awards is absolutely fantastic and testament to the hard work and skill of our cheesemakers. It’s an incredibly proud moment for the company, and really proves that it’s possible to create the perfect award-winning cheeseboard from our farmhouse range.”

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses uses traditional farmhouse recipes to make cheese perfect for the modern palate. Established in 1932, Butlers is a specialist in handcrafted cheese with quality and provenance at its core. All the milk comes from within a 10 mile radius of the dairy and is mainly sourced from members of the family who have farmed the Lancashire countryside for over 100 years.

Expertly blending innovation and heritage, Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses are a benchmark of excellence within UK cheesemaking. It’s an exciting time for the brand, with several new NPD launches expected later this year, including specialist Christmas products that will elevate cheese’s role in the festivities higher than ever. Enjoying non-stop growth for over 85 years, Butlers are a cheese brand to be reckoned with as they lead the British cheese renaissance into a new era.

Established in 1897, the International Cheese Awards, is an annual awards, held in Nantwich that sees the international dairy industry put its best cheeses forward for judging. The awards saw over 5000 cheeses entered and more than 1,300 industry professionals on site to discover the best cheeses from around the world.