Cheese wins prize

Juliette Harbutt, a judge at the Nantwich International Cheese Show, in Cheshire, smelling one of the 1,250 entries in the event,

described as the 'Oscars of cheese'.

Swedish Blue - a variation on a theme by Stilton and described as 'soft, blue and kind of creamy' - won the top single speciality prize. Its producer, Ann Freudenthal, said it tasted like Danish Blue, but 'milder and fresher'. Sainsbury's orders a ton a week.

The best cheese, supreme champion of Nantwich, was a Wensleydale originating from 165 cows grazing at Richard and Jill Hares's farm in Shropshire.

(Photograph omitted)

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