PUXTON Park is celebrating after its Jersey Cows and cheese dairy both won top awards at the Royal Bath & West show.
The Royal Bath & West Show, now in its 50th year, is England’s Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England’s only four day Royal Show.
Animals are at the heart of the Royal Bath & West Show with a long and prestigious heritage of exhibition livestock classes and the event is also home to the British Cheese awards.
The Adventure Park, outside Weston-super-Mare, says it is thrilled to announce its Jersey cow, Elite Excitation Blue Bell, was crowned Champion and home-bred Jersey Girls Ontime Yeoman VG-85 reserve champion.
Elite Excitation Blue Bell made her debut show at the event and therefore Puxton Park is delighted with the win, which follows a string of awards for its Heifers at the North Somerset Show.
Born in 2012 in Jersey and imported to Puxton Park, Elite Excitation Blue Bell is expected to produce 7,000 litres of milk this year and can be seen in its working dairy.
Mike Potter, managing the show side, said: “We were absolutely delighted to be crowned champions at the North Somerset Show and now this award is another feather in our cap.
“It’s the first time Elite has ever been shown and therefore we are extremely proud to gain this prestigious title.”
The attraction, which produces cheese in conjunction with Trethowan’s dairy, was also awarded a gold medal for its Caerphilly at the British Cheese awards.
Now in its 22nd year, The British Cheese awards aim to raise the profile of British cheese and create a recognised symbol of excellence for all British Cheese.
Cheese-maker Todd Trethowan, said: “We were the only traditional Caerphilly to be awarded a medal and our cheese also achieved the Gold standard.
“This Gold award is in addition to the Super Gold Award we were awarded at the World Cheese Awards in November last year, so we are thrilled we continued to be recognised for our excellent cheese.”