UK’s leading cheese producer wins three awards at prestigious International Cheese Awards

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Norseland, the UK’s number one supplier of blended and snacking cheese, has a lot to celebrate this month after winning three accolades at the prestigious International Cheese Awards 2023 in Staffordshire.

Norseland, which was the first dairy company to launch plant-based alternatives to its best-selling brands, won the Gold Award in the Dairy-Free Cheese Alternative category for its brand-new Applewood Vegan Minis, the first plant-based snacking net from the multi-award-winning Applewood Vegan.

The company also won Gold for its Applewood dairy cheese in the Smoked Flavour Added Cheese – Hard category and Silver for Jarlsberg Sliced in the Best Sandwich Cheese – UK category. Jarlsberg is one of the leading deli cheeses with holes and its great meltability factor, distinctively nutty taste and versatility make it popular with cheese lovers across the UK.

“The team at Norseland are over the moon about receiving these highly sought-after awards,” Ffion Davies, Senior Brand Manager for Norseland, said. “The ICDA are THE industry awards for cheese so to scoop two Golds and a Silver is really impressive.

“The Gold Award for the Applewood Vegan Minis in the Dairy Free Cheese Alternative category is the first award for first plant-based snacking net, which launched back in March in Morrisons, but the 14th for the Applewood Vegan brand overall.

“The BBC Good Food Guide gave the Minis five out of five in its review of the best vegan cheeses 2023, which we were thrilled about. And winning this highly sought-after ICDA accolade is so motivating for the team at Norseland.

“The Gold for our dairy Applewood is a great one to add to our awards trophy. It’s the UK’s number one selling cheese, but it is always great to be recognised by experts in the cheese industry. And Jarlsberg winning the silver in the Best Sandwich Cheese is the icing on the cake for us. It’s a great versatile cheese made to a secret Norwegian recipe, and we are thrilled to see that its mild taste with a characteristic sweet nutty flavour shone through.”