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LACTALIS PRODUCTS WIN THROUGH AT INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS

Lactalis has picked up an impressive 27 awards at the International Cheese Awards, which took place at Nantwich on Tuesday 24th July 2018. Its haul included 8 gold, 10 silver, 5 bronze and 4 very highly commended awards.

The company’s iconic No 1 Italian cheese brand1, Galbani®, put in an excellent performance, collecting 4 gold awards – 3 for Galbani® Dolcelatte and 1 for Galbani® Crema Bel Paese – and a silver award for Galbani® Gorgonzola Eborinato.

Lactalis’s French brand, Président®, scooped 7 awards, while British speciality cheese brand, Cricket St Thomas®, which is produced at the company’s Lubborn creamery in Somerset, picked up 5 awards.

Mike Chatters, Sales Director for Lactalis, a key sponsor at the 2018 International Cheese Awards, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another outstanding performance at the world’s leading cheese awards. Awards are hugely important to us as a business because they confirm that our products deliver not only on quality but on relevance too. They also help reinforce our status as a world-class cheese supplier.

“The breadth of categories in which our awards were achieved demonstrates our unique position of being the only cheese supplier operating across the major product categories of cheddar, processed and continental.”

The International Cheese Awards 2018 attracted more than 5,000 entries from producers from all over the world.

The full list of awards achieved by Lactalis products is detailed below:

AWARD CLASS/CATEGORY PRODUCT
Gold Blue Vein Cheese – Soft (non-UK) Galbani Dolcelatte 1.5kg
Gold Processed Cheese – Plain, UK and non-UK Galbani Crema Bel Paese
Gold Soft Cheese with Rind (not blue, not smoked – UK producers) Cricket St Thomas Goat Cheese 1.1kg
Gold Vegetarian Cheese – Soft Cheese (non-UK) Galbani Dolcelatte 1.5kg
Gold Best French Cheese – Brie non-PDO Plaisir Du Roy Brie 2x1kg
Gold Medium Cheddar Cheese Coloured – UK Creameries only Medium Cheddar
Gold Catering & Foodservice – Cheddar Mild – UK exhibitors CCC Mild Cheddar
Gold Catering & Foodservice (Blue) – open to UK & non-UK exhibitors Galbani Dolcelatte 1.5kg
Silver Blue Vein Cheese – Soft (non-UK) Societe Roquefort 1.3kg
Silver Soft, Semi Soft, or Cream Cheese without Additives – other than Blue Veined Cheese – with Rind President Goat’s Log
Silver Processed Cheese – Plain Président Crème de Brie 125g
Silver Processed Cheese Spread – with or without additives, UK and non-UK Seriously Strong Spreadable Original
Silver Cheese Made with 100% Goat Milk – UK producers Cricket St Thomas Goat Cheese 1.1kg
Silver Best French Cheese – Camembert non-PDO Le Chatelain Camembert 250g
Silver Best French Cheese Istara Ossau Iraty 6 Months 1.12kg
Silver Catering & Foodservice (Blue) – open to UK & non-UK exhibitors Galbani Gorgonzola Eborinato
Silver Catering and Foodservice (Continental) – non-UK exhibitors Président Goat Log 1kg
Silver Catering and Foodservice (Butter) Président Unsalted Butter Portions 8g
Bronze Goats Milk Cheese – other than hard pressed (UK only) Cricket St Thomas Goat Cheese 100g
Bronze Processed Cheese Spread – with or without additives Président Crème de Brie 125g
Bronze Cheese Spread – any variety, UK and non-UK (state variety on entries form) Seriously Strong Spreadable Squares Original
Bronze Vegetarian Cheese – Soft Cheese (non-UK) Président Brie 60% 200g
VHC Sheep Milk Cheese – Other than Hard Pressed Istara Petit Basque 600g
VHC Processed Cheese Spread – with or without additives, UK and non-UK Seriously Strong Spreadable Squares Lighter
VHC Cheese any other type open to English cheesemakers Cricket St Thomas 2.35kg Brie
VHC Cheese any other type open to English cheesemakers Cricket St Thomas Goat Cheese 100g

1 IRI Data, Major Multiples, 52 w/e 23 Jun 2018