After a great day for our Cheddar, winning 1st prize for our Vintage, Extra Mature and Mature varieties at Yeovil Show on Saturday 15th July, we were saddened, but not too surprised to hear our award-winning cheese had been stolen from the marquee after being left on display for show visitors to view.
The judges crowned our Farmhouse Vintage ‘Best in Show’ this weekend, with another 20kg block of our crumbly Vintage taking Reserve Champion. Both 20kg blocks crowned, and worth £500, were taken between the show closing on Saturday night and re-opening on Sunday morning.
For us it’s a bit like having a valuable painting stolen. We’re incredibly proud of our cheeses and keep our cheese recipe written down by grandmother Ivy in a safe on our farm. It’s incredibly precious to us, and although we do not know the reason why the cheese has been taken, we can only assume it’s ‘Best Cheese in Show’ status and high quality made it the most desirable in the marquee.
We are offering a £500 reward for information that leads to the safe return of the 40kg of cheese or the arrest of the cheese thief or thieves, so if you can help please get in touch!