Local Cheshire-based cheesemaker, Joseph Heler, beat Yorkshire cheese producers at the Great Yorkshire Show with its Wensleydale cheese.
Wensleydale is an ancient British territorial cheese and was originally made at Jervaulx Abbey in Yorkshire by the monks who came to England with William the Conqueror.
The Joseph Heler Wensleydale is creamy white in colour with a slightly flaky texture. Managing Director, Mike Heler, said: "Wensleydale is a cheese that Yorkshire prides itself in, so the competition was incredibly tough. We know that our product is good, but to produce a cheese that is better than its home county's proves that we really know what we are doing."
Heler has also announced the launch of the company’s smoked red Leicester into Morrisons deli counters next month.