We're so proud to announce this year’s Great Taste results. We've brought home stars for six of our products, including a coveted 3-star award for our Goat's Milk Clothbound Cheese. With only 192 products named in 2018’s 3-star list, our goat’s cheese is now one of the UK’s most celebrated cheeses, following a raft of awards already achieved this year.
Enticing the Great Taste judges with its “lovely and promising aroma with a strong note of horseradish on the nose”, our delightfully different hard goat’s milk cheese was described as “an interesting cheese with a distinct flavour”.
Among the other winning wedges were our first ever mixed milk cheese, Lady Prue, taking a 2-star award, and the firm favourite Mature Clothbound Cheddar, which also scooped 2 stars. 1-star awards went to both our Vintage Clothbound Cheddar and Extra Mature Clothbound Cheddar, as well as our Slightly Salted Cow’s Whey Butter, a rich and creamy product made following a rare heritage recipe, using whey cream from the cheesemaking process.
Mary Quicke MBE commented: “A 3-star Great Taste award is a rare privilege, so we are truly honoured to have our goat’s cheese named among this year’s top food and drink. Having already taken medals at the British Cheese Awards and Artisan Cheese Awards this year, our goat’s cheese is certainly staking its claim as a force to be reckoned with at the cheese counter. We're also thrilled that our newest cheese, Lady Prue, received a 2-star award in its first Great Taste showing. It’s very rewarding to achieve such badges of honour and the Great Taste stars certainly help shine a spotlight on these rolling Devon hills, as we continue to fly the flag for traditional clothbound cheddar, both in the UK and overseas.”