Time is running out to enter the Retail Cheese Awards sponsored by The Grocer and Dairy Crest. Prizes worth £7,000 are on offer and the six regional finalists will be invited to a prestigious awards ceremony at London's Café Royal.
There are two classes in the competition: one for specialist independents and the other for symbol group members, multiples and co-ops with delicatessen counters.
All finalists will be given a commemorative silver plaque and the national winners in each class will receive £2,500, with regional winners receiving £500.
Dairy Crest trade relations controller Stephen Gover said: "This competition plays a vital part in our efforts to encourage counter staff to improve their knowledge of the cheese they are selling. We've had a promising take-up, but we hope for a further several hundred entries to be returned before May 31.">>p18 How to enter

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