At the World Cheese Awards 2011 a company from Hampshire has won a silver medal. Hampshire Cheeses, which is located in Overton, has been given the award for its Tunworth Cheese. This cheese was also recently recognised by the Hampshire Countryside Awards for its excellence.
This year’s World Cheese Awards were held in London and over 200 judges from all over the world were involved in tasting over 2000 cheeses coming from 30 different countries.
Several other cheese makers from Hampshire also recognised including Two Hoots, who produced a blue cheese of note, in fact it was so good that the judges awarded it one of the places in the top 55 of all cheeses produced worldwide.
Hampshire Fare is a group responsible for championing local food in Hampshire and the chairman of it is Mike Wright. He recently commented, “It was wonderful that the cheese from Hampshire was recognised locally at the Hampshire Countryside Awards but it seems that the cheese producers were not content with this and have gone on to great success internationally.”