A British cheese has been named the World Champion in the http://www.finefoodworld.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">2010 World Cheese Awards](www.finefoodworld.co.uk/content/WorldCheeseAwards/100.html) for the first time in 10 years.
They beat off competition from 2,629 cheeses from 29 countries that were entered in the awards, which are run by the [UK Guild of Fine Food and were held at the BBC Good Food Show late last month.
British cheese exports have soared by 15% this year and awards chairman and guild national director Bob Farrand noted, "Over the past two decades, this country has enjoyed an astounding revival in farmhouse and artisan British cheese making."
The other award winners are:
UK and Ireland
â- Mature Traditional Cheddar - J. A & E Montgomery (Somerset)
â- Cheese entered by a PTF Member - Mature Block Farmhouse, A. J & R. G Barber (Somerset)
â- Mature Block Farmhouse Cheddar, A. J & R. G Barber
â- Welsh Cheese - Gorwydd Caerphilly, Trethowan's Dairy
â- Irish Cheese - Newmarket Creamery Vintage Red Cheddar, Traditional Cheese Co Ltd
Overseas â- New Cheese - Paski Sir, Sirana Gligora (Croatia)
â- USA Cheese - Tarentaise, Spring Brook Farm
â- South African Cheese - Huguenot, Dalewood Fromage (PTY) Ltd
â- Continental Cheese - Gruyere Premier Cru, Von Muhlenen
â- Le Gruyere AOC - Gruyere Premier Cru, Von Muhlenen
â- PDO Blue Cheese - Creamy Gorgonzola DOP, Cairati, Fine Italian Foods
â- Spanish Cheese - Lo Pebrat d'Ossera, Fomatgeria Serrat Gros
â- Canary Island Cheese - Untado en Pimenton, Finca de Uga
â- French Cheese - Brebis. French Food Freaks
â- Italian Cheese - Rossini, Arrigoni Valtagleggio Spa