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Young Cheesemaker Wins Gold at the International Cheese Awards

Richard Clothier, Managing Director


You may remember we celebrated young Cheese-maker Leigh Vinnell’s success last Christmas after he was awarded ‘Academic Student of the Year’.

Well, the young talent who is one of nine Vinnell’s to work for Wyke over 30 years, has done it again!

In addition to scooping the ‘Cheese-Lovers Choice’ trophy judged by celebrity chef James Martin, at the prestigious International Cheese Awards, Wyke Farms also won gold for a special Mature cheese made by Leigh.

Leigh picked up the Reaseheath College Award for the ‘Best Student Cheese-maker’ at the International Cheese Awards on 24th July 2018, for the cheese he made in our family dairy. The International Cheese Awards is hailed the biggest and best cheese show in the world.

We are incredibly proud of Leigh’s achievements and we are thrilled to support his ongoing development as an award-winning Cheese-maker. Leigh has a very bright future ahead and we hope he continues to flourish in his role here at Wyke. We have and always will place great emphasis on fostering and nurturing young talent, to allow stars in the making to truly shine and reach their full potential.

Photo (right to left): Leigh was awarded his prize by the Principal of Reaseheath College – Marcus Clinton and Vice Chairman of the International Cheese & Dairy Awards – Ian Luxton.

August 2018


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