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As reported by Alyssa Kim | July 19, 2017 for Culture Cheese Magazine.
Thieves Make Off with Award-Winning Vintage Cheddars
A blissful day at last weekend’s Yeovil Show in Somerset, England, ended in sadness for Wyke Farms after two prize cheddars were stolen.
The family-run cheese-makers gained first and second place in the Vintage Cheddar division for its Ivy’s Secret Recipe Vintage Cheddar and Scrumptious Vintage Cheddar, respectively. The cheeses were left in a tent onsite that night so that visitors could view them the next day.
Instead, bandits broke into the tent and ran off with nearly 90 pounds of cheddar. They even lifted the award certificates, according to a PRI article. No other cheeses were stolen.
The vintage cheddars are valued at more than $1,000 total. Clothier, who is a third-generation cheese-maker, tells The Guardian that it’s possible the precious blocks are abroad by now.
(Source - https://culturecheesemag.com/cheese-bites/thieves-make-off-award-winning-vintage-cheddars )