Devonshire cheesemaker Mary Quicke has received the award for Exceptional Contribution to Cheese at the World Cheese Awards 2015. The Quicke’s owner collected her prize at the World Cheese Awards dinner.
Mary Quicke’s passion for her dairy herd and artisan cheesemaking methods make her a leading authority on traditional cheese production.
In 2005, Mary received an MBE for her contribution to farming and cheesemaking. Mary’s talents stretch beyond traditional cheese and buttermaking. She is regular surfer, has a degree in English Literature and she applies her cheese expertise by judging at a number of prestigious cheese competitions.
Quicke’s cheeses are testament to Mary’s contribution to the industry. While being renowned for creating artisan cheeses using methods that date back generations, the brand is also famed for its pioneering streak.
Quicke’s produces 11 varieties of traditional clothbound cheeses, which frequently receive awards for their exceptional taste and quality. Proving their consistency and furthering the celebration – Quicke’s received two gold medals and one bronze medal at this year’s World Cheese Awards.
Mary said: “Exceptional Contribution to Cheese – wow! I am absolutely overjoyed; it is a real achievement to receive such an award!
“When you love what you do it never feels like work, and cheesemaking at Home Farm is what makes me tick.
“I am inextricably linked to the land and our herd; and creating beautiful cheeses is my passion. I hope to dedicate a further lifetime to cheese!”
(from a press release)