The Nantwich International Cheese Show (July 29th & 30th 2008) is one of the most significant events in the calendar for the cheese trade. While the show attracts up to 30,000 consumers on the Public Day, it is the trade day that is so important for the industry. Laura Downey from Cathedral City, one of the show’s key sponsors, explains: “The International Cheese Show is a vital gauge of how the cheese industry is developing. It provides an important platform for everyone involved, from the show debutantes entering new cheeses for the first time to Cathedral City who have been involved with the show for over 20 years.
The huge diversity and variety of cheese that continues to be displayed at the show demonstrates how vibrant and dynamic the industry is. This is in evidence from the innovative products and packaging to the traditional of cheeses that continue produce even higher standards, year on year.”
Last year, the Supreme Champion of the show was Davidstow cheddar from the West Country creamery. 2008 sees Davidstow back to defend its title against the 2,000 entries expected for this year’s show. One of the other hotly contested awards in the show is The Cheese Lover’s Trophy, and for which Davidstow is also the defending champion this year. This award is open to every type of cheese and is judged by Cathedral City’s show celebrity.
There is still a chance to compete for The Cheese Lover’s Trophy and all the other show categories, with entry forms available on www.nantwichshow.com.
Laura Downey from Cathedral City concludes: “The International Cheese Show showcases current cheeses, whilst also providing a good insight into the products that will underpin the future. For any business that is serious about cheese – it is a ‘must attend’ event.”
The Nantwich International Cheese Show