A record number of entries were submitted to the judges at this years Nantwich International Cheese Awards. At 4,592 entries it was the biggest in the awards history.

With such a strong field it was to Fayrefield’s delight that they were awarded the best in class Gold for Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar and a silver for their new Collier’s Red Scottish Cheddar, the latter entry having its first ever outing to an award show.

At the Fayrefield stand a strong crowd were given the opportunity to purchase the Award Winning cheddar with all proceeds going to Mid-Cheshire Hospital Charity Trust Scanner Appeal. A team of staff from Fayrefield Foods will take on the Cheshire Cycle 70 Route to raise money for the appeal.

The awards were not limited to Collier’s with a number of other awards including The Reefer 90s Award for the outright best Canadian cheese.

In addition to a strong showing of cheese Fayrefield took the opportunity to launch their new online dairy trading platform Dairy Buyer (www.dairybuyer.com). The new and innovative website had a positive reception. Fayrefield Director and brain child behind the site, Tim Robinson, stated “Dairybuyer.com is designed to be the most cost effective and economical way to procure bulk dairy product whilst importantly giving the fairest market return to the producer. The site allows genuine dairy buyers to spot trade and carry out future purchases on a simple modern dairy trading platform”.

Outside of the cheese tent Fayrefield Liquids were represented with a stand inviting discussion with the many farmers who attended the event on the open public day of the show.


  • The Reefer 90s Award. Awarded to the Best Canadian Cheese. Outright award. Fayrefield Foods
  • Champion UK Creamery – Block Cheddar. Outright award. Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar
  • Vintage Cheddar Cheese exceeding 18 months of age – Gold. Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar
  • Vegetarian Cheese – Cheddar. VHC. Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar
  • Best Canadian Cheese – Mature Cheddar – Gold. Fayrefield Foods.
  • Best Canadian Cheese – Extra Mature/Vintage Cheddar. Silver. Fayrefield Foods
  • Best New Zealand Cheese. Gold. Fayrefield Foods
  • Bottle/Carton of Flavoured Milk. Bronze. Fayrefield Foods