Public urged to vote for Suffolk-made White Wood Dairy’s St Jude’s cheese in 2017 Great British Cheese Awards

Julie Cheyney at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at Snape Maltings with Bungay dairy farmer an

Julie Cheyney at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at Snape Maltings with Bungay dairy farmer and cheesemaker Jonathan Crickmore.

Food fans are being urged to vote for a Suffolk-made cheese in the 2017 Great British Cheese Awards.

St Jude’s, a soft cheese, is made by Julie Cheyney, who established White Wood Dairy in 2012 in Hampshire. In 2014, she moved to the Crickmores’ dairy operation at Fen Farm at Bungay, where St Jude is now made using raw milk from a herd of predominately French Montbéliarde bred cows.

The Great British Cheese Awards celebrate the best of British cheese produced and distributed by independent cheese makers and retailers.

“I find it wonderful as a cheesemaker to be supported by passionate consumers of my cheeses and am so delighted to stand up and be counted among our delicious British cheeses today,” said Julie.

Members of the public can online at www.greatbritishcheeseawards.com until August 12.

Winners will be announced at an awards event in London on October 11.