The day started at 9am with about 15 judges equipped with hats and gowns and over 185 cheeses to taste.
The cheeses are divided into Fresh curd- soft; Fresh curd - textured; Fresh curd - matured; Fresh curd - marinated; White mold; Blue Mould; Washed Rind; Cheddar; Semi Hard Cooked Style and Hard Cooked Style.
I'm lucky because I seem to be able to retain my palette throughout the morning although I won't be lining up for cheese again soon. I thought the cheeses were mostly of high quality, except in a few categories, and even better than last year
The winners will be posted on my blog but if you can follow the awards tonight at www.twitter.com/finofoodandwine
Tomorrow is the public day and you can enjoy cheese tastings and sales at Inn on the Park. Full details here. It's a great opportunity for cheese lovers.
|David Pugh of Restaurant II was one of the judges.|