Press Release: The Cheese Lady crowned 2022 Scotland Regional Winner!

The Cheese Lady crowned 2022 Scotland Regional Winner!

On Monday 25th April specialist retailers, suppliers and the Awards judges came together in person at Farm Shop & Deli Show to celebrate the very best of the sector as the Regional Winners were announced to a packed audience.

For 2022, the Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards recognised specialist retailers who are doing their part to create a better world through sustainable initiatives, whilst supporting their customers, communities and suppliers.

The Cheese Lady in Haddington won the accolade of best in region for Scotland, read some of the judges’ comments below:

“Love this - it has real personality, great website - especially the "I like.." section to provide other cheeses you might like. Entry covers all the basis and good to see a forward looking focus on sustainability.”

“Fabulous to change business around in such short time- using all there skills- book etc. can only judge by the website the cheeses look incredible!!”

The nomination and entry campaign commenced in January and February this year, where consumers and suppliers were invited to nominate worthy contenders, and specialist retailers were invited to enter. From over 100 entries, our judging panel whittled this down to 51 finalists, announced in early April, with the nine regional winners announced on Monday 25th April.

Nigel Barden, Chair of Judges for the Awards commented: “We had some fabulous entries, many reflecting how resourceful retailers have been in the food and drink sector, as they faced another very different and challenging year. Our judges had a difficult task drawing up the regional shortlists and winners for this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Awards, as there were some remarkable entries reflecting how resourceful many in the food and drink sector are, particularly with the emphasis being focused on recycling, waste and sustainability. It is heartening to see how much these talented, resourceful and diligent entrants care about their businesses and it was a privilege to read about them and celebrate them at the winners announcement.”

The full winners and commended retailers by region:

East Anglia:

Winners: The Grundisburgh Dog Delicatessen Ltd, Woodbridge


Earsham Street Delicatessen, Bungay

Friday Street Farm, Shop, Kitchen, Deli/Cheese Room, Butchery, Saxmundham

Kemps Fruit and Veg, Hunstanton

The Goat Shed, Norwich

The Norfolk Deli, Hunstanton



Winners: Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, Bakewell


Aubrey Allen, Leamington Spa

Bells Farm Shop, Stourport on Severn

Drapers Lane Delicatessen, Leominster

Gates Farm Shop, Oakham

Ludlow Farmshop, Ludlow

The Amazing Chocolate Workshop, Blidworth

The Deli in the Village, Stourbridge


North East:

Winners: Town End Farm Shop, Skipton


Church Fenton Community Shop Ltd, Tadcaster

Farmer Copleys, Pontefract

Mainsgill Farm Shop, Richmond

Minskip Farm Shop, York


Northern Ireland:

Winners: Cunningham Butchers, Food Hall & Steak House, Kilkeel


Colemans Farm Shop, Templepatrick

Millar Meats, Irvinestown


North West

Winners: The Lambing Shed Farm Shop Ltd, Knutsford


Chorlton Cheesemongers Ltd, Manchester

Delifonseca Dockside, Liverpool

Hill Farm Real Food t/a S E A Aidley & Co, Tarporley

Lovingly Artisan Bakery - The Bread Store, Kendal

The Hollies Farm Shop, Tarporley

Winter Tarn Dairy, Penrith



Winners: The Cheese Lady, Haddington


The Brand Family Larder, North Berwick

The Crieff Food Company, Crieff

The House of Bruar, Perth


South East

Winners: Basil & Tom's, Acton


Blue Tin Produce, Ipsden

Cheese Etc, The Pangbourne Cheese Shop, Reading

Fridge of Plenty, London

The Fresh Fish Shop, Haywards Heath

The Grumpy Goat, Reading

The Kitchen Larder, Chalfont St Peter


South West

Winners: Pipers Farm, Cullompton


Darts Farm, Exeter

Durslade Farm Shop, Bruton

Greendale Farm Shop, Exeter

Kimbers Farm Shop, Wincanton

The Barn at Severn & Wye, Westbury on Severn 



Winners: Forage Farm Shop and Kitchen, Cowbridge


The Gourmet Butcher, Whitchurch

The Little Cheesemoger, Prestatyn

The Olive Tree Delicatessen, Mold

Wright's Shop and Kitchen, Llanarthne


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