Haverfordwest Creamery is celebrating after bringing four prestigious cheese awards back to South Wales.

The creamery, owned by First Milk, has been named among the winners at the 30th annual World Cheese Awards in London, standing out from the crowd as over 3,000 entries were judged in a single day at Tobacco Dock.

Haverfordwest Creamery was awarded a coveted gold award for its block mature cheddar, a silver award for its block extra mature cheddar cheese, and a bronze award in the same category, and a further bronze award in the mature block cheddar category.

With entries from a record breaking 35 different countries judged at the 30th anniversary edition of the World Cheese Awards, the creamery won the awards on a truly international stage.

“World Cheese Awards are judged against a very tight marking criteria,” explained First Milk CEO, Shelagh Hancock.

“Cheese is awarded a gold, silver or bronze only if it is found to be an exceptional example within its category, so to come away with four awards for cheese made at our Haverfordwest Creamery is an exceptional achievement.”

First Milk, which won a total of eight awards, is the UK's only major dairy company 100 per cent owned by British farmers. It supplies a wide range of dairy products and dairy ingredients to customers in both national and international markets including block cheeses, raw milk, butter, skimmed milk powder and whey proteins.