llchester Vegan Won Gold Award In International Cheese Awards 2022
20 Jul 2022 by Agi Kaja

Plant-based cheese, the Ilchester Vegan Melting Mature has scooped the Gold Award in the Dairy-Free Cheese Alternative category in the prestigious International Cheese Awards 2022 organised in Staffordshire.

Ilchester Vegan Melting Mature is produced by cheese giant Norseland. The vegan cheese launched in summer 2021. Shortly after its launch, the Independent, described it as the “best vegan melting cheese on the market.”

The award-winning Applewood Vegan (also produced by Norseland), a vegan alternative to smoky cheese, won the Silver Award Dairy Free Cheese Alternative in the category ‘Cheese – any variety that contains savoury additives’.

Commenting on the awards, Lisa Harrison, Marketing Manager for Ilchester and Applewood, said: “This is the first award for Ilchester’s first-ever plant-based cheeze and what an award to win! The International Cheese Awards 2022 are highly respected in the industry and across the world, and the competition is always very tough, so I am really thrilled that the Ilchester Vegan Melting Mature has won the Gold Award in the Dairy-Free Cheese Alternative category.

“The Melting Mature has been well received by vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians as it is known for sharing the same meltability factor as dairy cheddar cheeses, something that vegans have often said lacks in other plant-based cheeses. The ‘M Factor’ has been key to its success and I hope this is the first of many awards for this alternative to dairy cheddar.”

Silver Dairy-Free Cheese Alternative title is the ninth award for Applewood Vegan. The smoky vegan cheese launched in October 2019 and has been one of the bestsellers and the customers' most loved vegan cheese at The Vegan Kind online supermarket ever since.

Talking about success for Applewood Vegan, Lisa Harrison said: “Like our Ilchester Vegan cheese, meltability ­coupled with its smoky flavouring, has been the key to Applewood Vegan’s success and its popularity has allowed us to launch it in grated and slices format. 

“Applewood Vegan is the second biggest vegan cheeze brand in the latest year and the fastest growing. The recognition from the International Cheese Awards is the icing on the cake for this much-loved plant-based cheeze.”

You can buy Ilchester Vegan Melting Mature and Applewood Vegan online at TVK! Check these links: lchester Vegan Melting Mature and Applewood - Smoky Vegan Cheese Alternative Block.

20 Jul 2022
Agi Kaja

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