With the Great Taste 2017 results just released, we're very pleased to announce that four of our clothbound cheeses have scooped stars this year - and we're particularly proud that three of these cheeses were from our new batches, made using Cornish Sea Salt.
Quicke’s Mature Clothbound Cheddar was applauded for its “wonderful dairy flavours”, “creamy finish” and “tremendous length”, with one judge saying “you can really taste the freshness of the milk.” The panel also praised our Double Devonshire Clothbound Cheese, declaring it to be “a beautifully made cheese with creaminess and a perfect level of salt”.
Our Goat's Milk Clothbound Cheese was also a hit with the judges, with a 2 star award given for its “great tang, very pleasing texture, excellent freshness and complexity”. This follows a brilliant result at the recent International Cheese Awards, where Goat's Milk Cheese won Gold, and Oak Smoked Clothbound Cheddar won Silver.
Finally, Quicke’s Vintage Clothbound Cheddar achieved a 1-star Great Taste award, following 24 months in Home Farm’s maturing rooms.
Mary Quicke MBE commented; “The whole farm is delighted with this haul of Great Taste awards, after so many years of work in the dairy and maturing rooms to get the addition of Cornish Sea Salt to our cheese just right. We know 2-star Great Taste awards are only given to outstanding products, following a rigorous blind-tasted judging process, so this is wonderful news to receive in the same week that our new wedges line up behind deli counters for the first time. It’s been fascinating to read the judges’ feedback and we can’t wait to hear from our customers as they get a taste of this new chapter in the farm’s history.”