The Great Yorkshire Show is an event that takes place in July every year and it is a time for the producers of dairy and cheese to show off their products. There is also a competition where the best cheeses are ranked and this year entries have come in from all across the world. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are going to be at the event tasting cheese and they will help determine which cheeses at the festival come out on top.
It is not just cheeses from the UK that are being judged at the festival however and this year there have already been entries recorded from places as far away as Australia. The event is taking place on Tuesday, 10 July until Thursday, 12 July. It is expected that over these three days over 100,000 people are going to visit the event which has become one of the premier agricultural attractions of the year.
This is the 11th year that the event has been run and every year more entries have come into the competition. This year it is a record high with 800 types of dairy products being entered into the competition. For those who want to submit an entry, it has to be in by 8 May.
The manager of the festival is Jayne Hickinbotham and she has commented, “What is so great about this show is that it allows all dairy producers to compete on a level playing field. We see entries from some of the leading supermarkets, as well as very small local producers.
In the event it is not the might of the marketing ability of the company, but it is the quality of the product that decides whether they walk away with the prize. It is a unique opportunity for all involved.”