The British Cheese Awards 2019 are at the Royal Bath & West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset on Wednesday, May 29.

The awards celebrate their 26th birthday at the  new location in Exmoor Hall, opposite the Main Ring. It has a dedicated area where cheesemakers sell to enthusiasts, from traditional farmhouse Cheddar to more adventurous cheese, such as highly fragrant washed rind cheeses.

More than 1,000 cheeses are expected, with visitors getting a unique opportunity to see all of them in one location. Judging for the Awards starts at 9am on  May 29 and the public can observe this unique judging process from a dedicated area in the judging room. Judges will score the cheeses on presentation, texture, aroma, flavour and balance.

The Awards forms part of the Royal Bath & West Show, from Wednesday, May 29, to Saturday, June 1. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bathandwest.com at the Super Saver rate of £20 per adult ticket.  Gate price is £25). Children 15 years and under are free to this year’s show.

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