World Super Gold Winners
A World Cheese Awards "Super Gold" medal was awarded to only 50 cheeses from a total entry of almost 3,000 cheeses from around the world ... the best of the best. These are four of the more distinctive British cheeses awarded this accolade:
Cornish Blue (250g) - Designed to be eaten as a young cheese, Cornish Blue is a very different product from traditional English blue cheeses such as Stilton or Dorset Blue Vinney. Moist, sticky, Gorgonzola-ish and generally rather wonderful, Cornish Blue is made by Philip and Carol Stansfield with milk from their own farm which sits on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Cornish Blue was ‘WORLD CHAMPION CHEESE 2010’.The Cornish Cheese Company beat 2,600 entries from 26 countries to win the prestigious title.
Golden Cross (a whole 250g cheese) - a vegetarian, soft, log-shaped cheese made by Kevin and Alison Blunt at their farm at Whitesmith, East Sussex. The name of the cheese has been inspired from a cross on the roof of a local village pub. It has a dense, silky texture, which makes it excellent for grilling. The cheese ranges in flavour from subtle, floral, and grassy to more complex and intense as it becomes denser, creamier and full-flavoured with maturity. Each log is lightly charcoaled before the bloomy white rind develops. Try the cheese with a vintage Champagne.
Inglewhite Buffalo (250g) - a naturally rinded hard pressed buffalo milk cheese The latest addition to our range of naturally ripened cheese is Clothbound Inglewhite Buffalo. The first batches have been maturing for the last 6 months (good things come those who wait!) and are very limited in number. It has a smooth, creamy texture, thanks to the high fat content of the buffalo milk produced by our own herd of water buffalo here at Park Head Farm. The Clothbound Inglewhite Buffalo is matured for 6 months after being bound in muslin cloth and coated in butter to seal in the flavour.
Rachel (250g) - winner of the Best Goats Cheese in the World at the 2017/2018 World Cheese Awards. Multi-award winning Rachel is a semi-soft unpasteurised goat cheese with a smooth texture and sweet, medium flavour. As she matures, Rachel is washed regularly in a brine solution – this gives the artisan cheese a dusky rind, and the occasional orange and yellow spots.