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Entry to the 2024 awards is now OPEN

  • Entry deadline extended to Monday 25th March 2024

  • Live final: Wednesday 15th May 2024 

Celebrating the Best of British Cheese

We have now held four successful awards which has attracted entries from 100s of cheesemakers from all four corners of the British Isles.

Our fifth VCA Final will take place on Wednesday 15th May 2024. 

We are committed to helping the British cheese industry grow and thrive, which is why we donate the profits from the awards into our Bursary with the Specialist Cheesemaker Association. 

In 2024 we will be funding a number of places for cheesemakers and speakers to attend The Science of Artisan Cheese Conference – 20th-21st August, Somerset. 

If you would like to be supported to attend, please email 


Our purpose and mission is:


  • To create a sustainable, inclusive and transparent  cheese awards that support and celebrate British cheesemakers, from the grassroots up

Create a unique and inspiring cheese awards that is focused on celebrating the diversity and quality of British dairy as well as nurturing talent to help promote a sustainable and thriving industry to consumers

  • Generate publicity, awareness and a route to market for entrants

  • Provide detailed and transparent feedback to cheese producers from the industries leading experts

  • Support the British cheese industry by creating a bursary to support cheesemakers grow and thrive

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2023 Winners
Montgomery Mature Traditional Cheddar

Montgomery Mature Traditional Cheddar wowed the judges with its sweet, savoury, nutty and caramel notes creating a complex depth of flavour. The cheddar is a traditional, handmade Somerset Cheddar, wrapped in muslin cloth and matured on wooden shelves for 12 months.

2023 Awards Sponsors

Get in touch 

Whether you have a question about entry to the Virtual Cheese Awards 2023 or want to enquire about sponsorship, use the contact form here and one of the team will be in touch.

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