Success for Torfaen based Blaenafon Cheddar Company at world's largest cheese show

Held at Nantwich, Cheshire  during 24th & 25th July,  the International Cheese and Dairy Awards welcomed  over 5,000 cheese and dairy entries from around the globe this year.  This is the largest cheese show in the world.

Torfaen based Blaenafon Cheddar Company situated  on Broad Street in the heritage  town of  Blaenavon,  in the heart of the   Blaenavon World Heritage Site,  was successful in three of the show’s categories.

The innovative  business was awarded ‘Gold’ in the company producing less than 7 tonnes in the  Sweet Additives class  for its Cider and Onion Marmalade Cheddar which is infused with Taffy Apple cider made by The Hums Brewery Co, Swansea. The business was  also  ‘Very Highly Commended’ for both  its  mini gift packs designed for the travel and tourism industry  and for  its coal shaped, pit matured , charcoal cheddar aptly named ‘Black Gold’ within the Best New Dairy Product for commercial retail launch.

Owner and Managing Director, Susan Fiander Woodhouse said “All of us at the Blaenafon Cheddar Company are delighted with these awards. We set out to achieve recognition in specific classes this year and succeeded. Whilst we are a small,  family run business we are committed to  evolving our product design and innovation. We also have much to look forward to as we are  expanding  our premises and  creating   a new production facility from January 2019.” 

Councillor Alan Jones, Executive Member for Business, Culture, Leisure and Tourism at Torfaen Council said “Blaenafon Cheddar Company  has demonstrated how a unique, collaborative and progressive business can thrive in this stunning part of south east wales.  I congratulate Susan and the team on these latest achievements.  I am sure they will continue to be successful in the months and years to come.”

Posted on: Friday 3rd August 2018