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Entries for 2025 awards open in December 24

Join us on 10th and 11th September at Olympia London where we'll be showcasing lots of award-winning British cheeses

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 sixth VCA Awards timings:

Entries open in December 2024 

Entries close March 2024

Class judging April 2025 

Category judging and live final May 2025


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 funded a number of places for cheesemakers and speakers to attend The Science of Artisan Cheese Conference – 20th-21st August, Somerset. 


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


2024 Supreme Champion
Witheridge in Hay
Nettlebed Creamery

Witheridge in Hay, made by Oxfordshire-based dairy Nettlebed Creamery, is an organic semi-hard alpine style cheese that is aged in hay. It has the strength of a mature cheddar with the sweetness and umami notes of an Alpine cheese.

The judges were “totally charmed” with this “unusual, complex, rich, nutty cheese” which had “cinnamon back notes” and “great balance between sweet and savoury.”

2024 Awards Sponsors

Get in touch 

Whether you have a question about entry to the Virtual Cheese Awards 2025 or want to enquire about sponsorship, use the contact form here and one of the team will be in touch.

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