The Cornish Cheese Co is celebrating after its Cornish Blue scooped the top gong at the World Cheese Awards.

More than 2,500 entrants were judged on the opening day of the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham. The news marks the first British winner of the world title in a decade.

Philip Stansfield of the Cornish Cheese Co said he was “overwhelmed”. “It’s an honour to win an award for such a prestigious competition,” he told The Guardian.

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