The British Cheese Board is the voice of British cheese and is dedicated to educating the British public about eating cheese as part of a balanced diet. Whether you want to find out more about our
Members, British Cheeses or to sample some of our Delicious Recipes you have come to the right place.

There are over 700 named British cheeses produced in the UK, with a cheese available for every occasion. The British Cheese Board was formed in 1995 and its members account for a significant proportion of cheese produced in the UK.

If you'd like to find out more about some of these 700 named cheeses, check out our Cheese Flavour Map which matches the flavour profiles of different cheeses, and could help you discover something new!



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Did you know

As Cheshire matures so it becomes firmer in texture and slightly darker in colour. The flavours become more complex but the cheese remains clean tasting with no hint of bitterness. The crumbly texture remains but the cheese has a drier mouth feel.



Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray

30 April-1 May, 10am-4pm, Cattle Market on Scalford Road.


The British Cheese Awards at the Royal and Bath West Show

1-4 June 2016, Shepton Mallet


Nomination form to submit nominations for the Cheese Industry Award 2016 (deadline: 6th May 2016) 

Cheese and Chilli Festival

11-12 June 2016, Christchurch
2-3 July 2016, Basingstoke
23-24 July 2016, Guildford
20-21 August 2016, Winchester


The International Cheese Awards at the Nantwich Show

26-27 July 2016, Nantwich