Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses kicked off its show season in immaculate style with an incredible showing at the British Cheese Awards. The Lancashire brand, which is based on the site of their original rural dairy, came away with seven Gold awards, three Silvers and five Bronze awards – a medal for every single variety of its Farmhouse Cheeses, its best ever results.
Key winners included Stratford Blue (Gold), Beacon Blue (Gold), Ravens Oak (Gold), Kidderton Ash (Gold), Trotter Hill (Gold), Rothbury Red (Gold), as well as a Silver medal for Blacksticks Blue, its famous contemporary farmhouse blue cheese, with the unique colouring that has been incredibly popular in brightening cheeseboards since its launch.
Matthew Hall, commercial manager and fourth generation of the family- run dairy, was delighted by the results: “The fact that Butlers can offer such a broad repertoire of award winning cheeses is a testament to the craftsmanship of our incredible team. We’re proud that the judges recognised the quality of our cheeses, with a range that allows chefs and consumers to craft the perfect gourmet cheeseboard.”
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses uses traditional farmhouse recipes to make cheese perfect for the modern palate. Established in 1932, Butlers is a specialist in handcrafted cheeses with quality and provenance at their 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 is 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.
The British Cheese Awards bring together an extensive network of producers and retailers, attracting cheese makers from across the UK and Ireland. Over 800 entries were judged publicly, with the winners recognised with medals that are a quality mark, representing cheese that is perfectly made.