Devon-based cheesemaker, Quicke’s has grabbed yet more gongs at this year’s World Cheese Awards, taking home four awards for its much-acclaimed clothbound cheeses. Up against 3,000 entries from 35 different countries, cheeses from across Quicke’s range won the praise of the international panel, who gathered for the 30th anniversary edition of the World Cheese Awards, held at Tobacco Dock in London on Friday 17 November.
Having already won plaudits from Great Taste and the International Cheese Awards this year, Quicke’s Goat’s Milk Clothbound Cheese earned a Gold award at the largest cheese-only awards on the planet, along with its Extra Mature Clothbound Cheddar, which also struck Gold. The quietly sophisticated red Double Devonshire Clothbound Cheese brought a Silver award back to Home Farm, while the intensely creamy Buttery Clothbound Cheddar scored Bronze at this year’s awards.
Joining 230 judges from 29 different countries, Mary Quicke MBE represented Quicke’s in London once again this year, taking her seat on the final Super Jury of 16 judges to find this year’s World Champion Cheese, alongside buyers, retailers, writers and cheesemakers from Australia to Japan and Mexico to the USA.
Mary explains: “3,000 cheeses under one roof is an awe-inspiring sight, so it’s a great achievement to have our truckles picked out by the judges once again. Having tasted the cream of the crop as part of this year’s Super Jury, I know how stiff the competition is and feel very proud to have Quicke’s take its place among the award-winners in this truly global cheese community. Our cheese is a true expression of the landscape here at Home Farm, thanks to the unyielding commitment of everyone from the fields to the dairy and beyond, and we just love to take a little wedge of Devon onto the world stage.”
Photos courtesy of Quicke’s Cheese