Bruton-based cheese producers Godminster was runner up in the People’s Choice category at the Great British Cheese Awards, proving once again the popularity of this organic cheese brand.
Godminster Organic Brie was one of 500+ cheeses nominated by the public, that was then narrowed down to a shortlist. The hand-made brie was shortlisted in the Best Soft Cheese category, and the People’s Choice, where it picked up the Runner-Up prize.
The event was held in London in October, with a judging panel of chefs, food writers and celebrities.
Collecting the award on behalf of Godminster, Commercial Director, Deborah Bradfield, said, “This award is so exciting for us! We know our cheese is delicious, but to have the general public recognise that, amongst all the other great British cheeses, is fantastic!
“It’s the latest in a great line of awards for Godminster this year, but this one is special because it’s a public nomination. Our brie has such a lovely story, too – handmade by two brothers, milk exclusively from our own cows, and of course, it’s organic, which is increasingly important to people.”
There were also a top award at the International Cheese Awards 2017 for the Organic Brie with Black Pepper, taking Gold. And it’s not just Godminster’s brie that’s being recognised; earlier this year, Godminster won Food & Drink Business of the Year Award at the 2017 Western Gazette Business Awards, held in Yeovil, Gold at the British Cheese Awards in the Best Packaging category and Gold for their Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar.