Princess Anne visits the Cornish Cheese Company.
It is rare for a company to have a Royal visitor so the Cornish Cheese Company at Upton Cross near Liskeard were both honoured and delighted to enjoy such an occasion recently when Princess Anne, the Princess Royal visited.
The visit was both a celebration and recognition of a Cornish success story which has seen the company grow substantially in recent years with significant investment in production facilities and people.
“We started making cheese in 2001 but the business really started to take off in 2010 when our cheese, Cornish Blue, was named world champion cheese” explains owner and founder Philip Stansfield.
“Winning that award created tremendous interest and demand and we now produce three tonnes of cheese each week and our staff numbers have grown to 15”
New production facilities have been created and the range of Cornish Blue products has extended into pates and a goats cheese, Cornish Nanny, which already has an International Gold Award under its belt.
The Princess Royal enjoyed a guided tour of the production facilities, including an opportunity to taste Cornish Blue, and met many of the people involved in the company, finishing her tour with the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate her visit.
As Philip says “It was a great honour to have a visit from the Princess Royal. We are delighted to have been recognised in this way”
The Cornish Cheese Company are planning further expansion over the next 18 months as Cornish Blue continues to win awards and receive recognition for its popularity amongst cheese buyers, as well as chefs, caterers and other food producers who use it as an ingredient.
NEW! CORNISH NANNY
Cornish Nanny – a Cornish Blue goats cheese, winner of a GOLD Award at the INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS. Now available from our online shop. Here’s some feedback from those attending the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival.
We are delighted to have won double gold at the recent International Cheese Awards. ‘Cornish Nanny’ won the best UK produced goats cheese whilst Cornish Blue won the soft blue veined cheese category. Cornish Nanny is now available to buy direct from us – please click on the shop to buy. THANK YOU!
We won the People’s Choice Award again!
Thanks to you we have received the People’s Choice Award for the second year running at the Great British Cheese Awards.
Your votes are much appreciated.
THE CORNISH BLUE STORY
Cornish Blue Cheese has been produced on the Stansfield’s Farm on Bodmin Moor since 2001. The full flavoured sweet creamy cheese of distinctive character has been internationally recognised by the many awards it has won including: World Cheese Awards Champion Cheese in 2010 and Best Blue and English Cheese in 2007.