We were not surprised to hear that the mighty Tunworth Cheese made by Hampshire Cheese won the Best Soft Cheese at the British Cheese Awards yesterday. We have long championed Tunworth as a truly world-beating cheese, made near Basingstoke in Hampshire, and described by Raymond Blanc as “the best camembert in the world”.
The Judges said:
“Of all the incredible new cheeses that have made the UK cheese scene such a vibrant, exciting thing to be a part of, few have enjoyed the universal success of Tunworth, made by Hampshire Cheeses in Basingstoke. It’s made in the same way as French Camembert but is definitely a cheese of its own, with incredible mushroom flavours and a long-lasting sweetness on the tongue. The thick, creamy texture becomes oozy and practically liquid when brought up to room temperature, which simply adds to the indulgence.”
So, make sure that you indulge in a Tunworth Cheese if you get the chance and we will naturally continue to stock this fabulous cheese all year round.
It’s worth pointing out that Isle of Wight Blue also did fantastically well, securing runner up in the blue cheese category. If you haven’t tried this cheese, it’s absolutely wonderful.