Bromfield Priory Makes the Grade at British Cheese Awards

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The Bromfield Priory, the latest Shropshire cheese by the Ludlow Food Centre, has been awarded a medal in the hotly contested British Cheese Awards, considered the ‘Oscars’ of the UK cheese industry.

Produced in the style of a Cheshire or Wensleydale, the white, crumbly-textured cheese is the creation of cheesemaker Dudley Martin who can be seen working in the glass-fronted, in-store dairy most days. It is made using locally sourced whole milk, before being matured for 10-12 weeks for a mild, mellow flavour. Since its release the Bromfield Priory has become one of the Food Centre’s best selling hard cheeses and Dudley has had to step up production in order to meet demand.

Delighted at the news of his medal win Dudley says, ‘The British Cheese Awards is a major event in any cheesemaker’s calendar and this year there were 910 entries submitted by 183 different companies of all sizes, so for the Bromfield Priory to be recognised against such stiff competition is absolutely fantastic.’

To make the grade, each entry was blind tested by an expert panel of judges led by Blur Bassist and cheese enthusiast Alex James, Prue Leith, Sophie Grigson and head buyers from Waitrose, M & S and Sainsbury’s, among others. Juliet Harbutt, Chairman of the British Cheese Awards, says, ‘What the awards reveal is the quality, depth and quantity of the amazing cheeses being produced in this country. We are now challenging chefs, retailers and consumers to think British.’

Dudley will find out whether his medal is gold, silver or bronze and if the Bromfield Priory has been voted an overall category winner at the prestigious awards dinner in Cardiff on 26th September, which is followed by The Great British Cheese Festival, 27th – 28th September, at Cardiff Castle.

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