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17 Jun 2015 - 10:00

Who is the Finest UK Maker of Quality Mature Cheddar Cheese?

Cheddar is perhaps the cheese that is most synonymous with the UK, perfect for enjoying with a cracker or melting on toast. The DuPont™ Danisco® Grand Prix is a UK competition which aims to identify the most consistent maker of finest quality mature cheddar cheese.

The one to win
Often described as “the one to win”, the DuPont™ Danisco® Cheddar Grand Prix competition has been running since 1994 and is now in its 22nd year.

“Here at DuPont Nutrition & Health in the UK, we are committed to finding the most consistent maker of finest quality mature cheddar cheese. Our in-house expertise and our dairy food ingredients for Cheddar including cheese cultures from the DuPont™ Danisco® range, alongside our passion for Cheddar and cheese in general, makes this event a great occasion for both us and for UK Cheddar cheese makers. The longstanding Grand Prix holds prestige amongst UK cheesemakers and the competition definitely intensifies as the season progresses,” said Simon Redshaw, Sales Director Western Europe, DuPont Nutrition & Health.

Cheese season
The DuPont™ Danisco® Cheddar Grand Prix is run annually during the summer season at six of the major UK cheese shows. Each show appoints a panel of independent judges to award DuPont™ Danisco® Cheddar Grand Prix points. The winner is the cheesemaker who has accumulated the most points, and they are awarded the DuPont™ Danisco® Grand Prix trophy. Who will win this year? Who knows!
The following shows have, or will, hold qualifying classes of the DuPont™ Danisco® Grand Prix 2015:

  • 21-23 May, Devon County Show
  • 27-30 May, Royal Bath & West Show
  • 14-16 July, Great Yorkshire Show
  • 28-29 July, Nantwich International Cheese Show
  • 16 August, Mid Somerset Show
  • 13 September, Frome Cheese Show

Our cheese expertise
There are many cheese cultures within the DuPont™ Danisco® range for Cheddar and other types of cheese, as well as other dairy solutions such as rennets and enzymes. Find out more at www.danisco.com/dairy.


DuPont™ Danisco® is the brand for a range of products that help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food.  Through the work of the global network of food scientists and technologists in DuPont, the Danisco® range is supported by a uniquely broad spectrum of know-how across applications and processing. Follow us on LinkedIn

DuPont Nutrition & Health combines in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition with current research and expert science to deliver unmatched value to the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries. We are innovative solvers, drawing on deep consumer insights and a broad product portfolio to help our customers turn challenges into high-value business opportunities. More information is available at www.food.dupont.com

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com

Naina Gajjar
Naina Gajjar
Marketing Communications Europe
+44 1 737 227 736
Reigate, United Kingdom