A KNUTSFORD retailer is celebrating after winning an incredible 42 medals at the International Cheese & Dairy Awards.

Booths scooped 16 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze medals, for their cheeses after competing against the best producers across the world.

The family-owned food and drink retailer specialises in showcasing the finest local and regional foods.

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Amongst the 16-gold medal winning cheeses were Booths own branded crumbly Lancashire, cheddar, organic Stilton, Reblochon, Grana Padano, sliced Edam and soft white goat’s cheese.

Some of Booths award-winning cheesesSome of Booths award-winning cheeses (Image: Supplied)

Booths cheese buyer Alan Kirby said, “We’re absolutely delighted with our Booths wins at the International Cheese and Dairy Awards. “This is a real credit to the skill and dedication of our cheesemakers, both in our Northern heartland and further afield.

“We’re very proud of our cheese counters and the colleagues who look after them. “Our colleagues are trained to share product knowledge, specialist training and the very best advice to customers.” The small independent retailer prides itself on offering customers unique top quality products. Alan said: “We specialise in cheese that has a story, whether it’s Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire, still made with the equipment used by Graham Kirkham’s grandmother, or Wensleydale made with raw milk for a rounder flavour as it once was in the farmhouses of the Dales.

“Our 100-strong range also incorporates both British and European cheeses that are best in class.”