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Issue 348 – Global Cheese Awards 2012 set to take centre stage at Frome Cheese Show

2012 promises to be biggest year yet for The Global Cheese Awards at the Frome Cheese Show (Saturday 8th September) with the launch of exciting new classes and attractions designed to appeal to all visitors – however young or old… Renowned for being a ‘fun day out’ for ALL the family, the 2012 Global Cheese Awards will this year add two new categories, Best Branded Label Cheese and Best Small Independent Retailer, to its impressive line-up. And, with a record number of visitors and an unprecedented 60% rise in entries in 2011 from cheese manufacturers, suppliers and retailers from all over the UK – as well as international producers – the awards are now firmly on the map as one of the UK’s premier calendar dates for those in the cheese and dairy industry.Chairman, Nigel Pooley, maintains that 2012 will be a tremendously exciting year for The Global Cheese Awards and that the re-branding exercise that the awards went through in 2011 (when it celebrated its 150th year), has paid enormous dividends for The Frome Cheese Show, positioning it as a major event in the dairy trade, enabling it to bring fresh innovation and knowledge to thousands of visitors.Nigel said, “The Frome and Somerset communities are at the heart of this much-loved event, which has gained the respect of the international cheese trade as a whole. The Global Cheese Awards enable visitors to enjoy and learn about the best cheeses from all over the world – there is ‘something for everyone’ to enjoy!“Our aim in 2012 is to really cement Frome as a focal point for the cheese industry and continue to be a focal point of the region.  Not least, we have a series of exciting announcements that we will be making in the run up to the show itself, which we believe will encourage even greater interaction between the awards and local residents and businesses.”The Frome Agricultural and Cheese Show has an illustrious heritage and is one of the oldest cheese shows in the UK.  Evolving with the times, the awards are strongly supported by small and specialist producers who use unique recipes handed down for many generations, right through to the larger creameries and major supermarkets.For further information and entry forms visit: www.globalcheeseawards.com or call: 01373 463600.

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