A Telford company supplying cheese and dairy products to the food manufacturing, wholesale and food service sectors has been awarded six trophies at this year’s International Cheese Awards 2023 – considered the Oscars of the dairy industry.
Telford-based Bridge Cheese won three gold awards, two silvers and one bronze at the renowned annual awards, which champion world class producers of cheese and dairy products. Every year, more than 5,000 entries are received by organisers.
Bridge Cheese took the top two awards in both the grated cheese (non-UK cheese) and processed cheese sticks/strings/ropes categories, as well as a gold award for its mild white cheddar, a silver for its garlic and chives ropes and a bronze for its mature white cheddar.
This is the first time Bridge Cheese has entered the annual industry awards, and commercial manager Monica Chauhan said: “We are absolutely over the moon to be presented with six awards at our first International Cheese Awards.”
“We’ve attended the trade fair for a number of years, but this is the first time we’ve taken the plunge and entered the awards and we couldn’t be happier.
“The quality and consistency of our product is something we are really proud of, so for a panel of judges to validate that is an amazing feeling. We are also really chuffed to have both the gold and silver awards for our cheese ropes, as these are bespoke products we’ve developed specifically for our pizza customers – both in the food manufacturing and food service sectors.
“We’re especially pleased about the awards for products we source on behalf of our customers – we work hard to make sure they benefit through our supply chain and the flexibility it offers.”
Source: Shropshire Star