This year saw the return of the Nantwich International Cheese Show, cancelled last year due to foot and mouth disease.
Wensleydale Creamery won the National Westminster Cup for the best cheese at the show. The company's 21kg Traditional Cheshire Cheese was voted supreme champion, and it also scooped four other awards.
Davidstow Creamery won the Reserve award, while the HT Webb Trophy for supreme continental cheese went to Frico's Bradbury & Son.
Morrisons was voted supreme cheese retailer in the Curwood Trophy retailer brand awards for its Ribble Dale Goats Cheese. It also won best own label speciality cheese.
Sainsbury won first prizes for its Scottish mature cheddar, mature farmhouse half fat cheese and organic goats cheese. Other prizes in the same sector went to Iceland for best hard territorial and M&S for best continental speciality cheese.
Somerfield won first prize for its own label blue vein cheese, Safeway won prizes for best own label hard territorial and best crumbly territorial and Waitrose captured top prize for its mature Cheddar.
HT Webb won the most first prizes, nine, for products ranging from speciality blue vein to Italian and Scandinavian varieties. Dairy Crest and Caledonian Cheese topped several categories.
Joseph Heler Cheese's repackaged and re-launched premium Special Reserve regional cheese has been launched in all Tescos.
Regional cheese producer Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses won three first prizes. It recently launched Butlers' Elite Cheese in all Tesco's UK stores.

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