Shepherds Purse celebrate double win at the Virtual Cheese Awards

Yorkshire-based artisan cheesemaker Shepherds Purse are celebrating after making history by winning two Category Gold awards at this year’s Virtual Cheese Awards.

The first ever British cheese producer to win two categories, the team took home the Best Artisan Soft for their Buffalo Blue and Best Blue for their Yorkshire Blue cheese. 

Launched in 2020, The Virtual Cheese Awards are the world’s only accolades that connect expert judges through Zoom and broadcast the feedback live online for all to see. This year, more than 200 British cheeses were entered across a range of different categories.

Caroline Bell, Joint Managing Director of Shepherds Purse, said: “We’re delighted to have won not one but two ­­­of the Category Golds at this year’s Awards. They are prestigious, very well respected and sought-after awards in the cheese industry so we’re thrilled with our wins.”

Sarah de Wit, co-founder of the Virtual Cheese Awards and Cheese and Dairy consultant said: “The standard and variety of British cheese in this year’s awards was superb and we’re thrilled that Shepherds Purse were category winners twice over.” 

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