The Virtual Cheese Awards, in association with Food and Drink Wales, a pioneering online cheese award which celebrates the best of British cheese, has extended the entry deadline for its 2021 event to Monday, April 5.
The response to the awards from British cheesemakers has been hugely positive with some classes already full and now closed.
However, the team behind the innovative event wants to ensure everyone gets a chance to enter their cheese so has extended the deadline.
Sarah de Wit, founder of the Virtual Cheese Awards and cheese and dairy consultant, said: “We’ve seen some amazing cheeses being entered as the industry really gets behind the awards and celebrate the Best of British cheese.
“We’ve had to close some classes that filled up quickly such as the Best Artisan and Best Washed Rind cheese but we decided to extend the deadline on the remaining classes.
“We don’t want cheesemakers to miss out. Entry is simple as it’s all on our website.”
The 2021 Virtual Cheese Awards in association with Food and Drink Wales will take place for a second year on Friday, May 7. Line-up details of the final will be announced soon.
The cheese awards celebrate the diversity and quality of British dairy as well as nurturing future talent to help promote a sustainable and thriving industry.
It aims to create a unifying platform that supports all elements of the cheese industry – from cheesemakers and cheesemongers and everyone in between.
The Virtual Cheese Awards is a not-for-profit event created to support and celebrate British cheesemakers in a time of great need.
All profits will be given to the Specialist Cheesemakers Association so it can continue to support British dairy producers.