cheesemakers - The Nantwich Museum Cheese Room (1)

Two Cheshire cheesemakers will feature at Nantwich Museum during the Nantwich Food Festival.

Traditional Grocer Godfrey C. Williams & Son and award-winning Cheesemakers Belton Farm will give a practical demonstration on the art of cheesemaking and a brief history of Cheshire Cheese.

Godfrey C. Williams & Son in Sandbach were established in 1875 and are Cheshire’s oldest cheese factors.

Belton Farm, in Whitchurch, has championed farming and cheese-making traditions in Shropshire for three generations.

This year has been particularly successful for both companies.

Belton Farm won Supreme Champion at the Nantwich International Cheese Awards 2018 (The World’s Largest Cheese & Dairy Show) with their Traditional Coloured Cheshire Cheese.

Godfrey C. Williams & Son also won at the Nantwich Show, taking away ‘Deli Cheese Independent Retailer of the Year’.

The cheesemaking demonstrations will take place at the museum at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday September 1.

It will also be a chance to visit the re-vamped Cheese Room at the museum where visitors are guided through information panels, which describe the history of local cheesemaking.

A timeline identifies when, at one time the Navy only used Cheshire cheese, the first dairy school was established and the first annual cheese show in Nantwich took place which went on to become of international significance.

The range of artefacts brings the display to life and includes a milk cooler, churns, cheese vat, curd mill and cheese press.

Of particular note, and in pride of place, is the silver Dutton Cup presented in 1895 to farmer John Dutton by the Cheshire Dairy Farmers Association at Nantwich Dairy Show.

Oak cheese boards will be available for purchase from the museum shop.

For further information contact Nantwich Museum on [email protected], call 01270 627104, visit, or

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