The Saddleworth Cheese Company, founded by former Corrie actor Sean Wilson with partner Mark Revell, are thrilled to be adding three more awards to their growing collection of accolades. Crumbly Lancashire cheese ‘Muldoon’s Picnic’ scored a hat trick at this year’s International Cheese Awards in Nantwich. The International Cheese Awards is the biggest and reportedly the best cheese festival in the world with thousands of competitors so this is a huge achievement for the pair of artisan cheese makers. Saddleworth were awarded Gold for the Territorial Cheese of the Year and Highly Commended in the Speciality Cheese Category but were tickled pink with the Bronze they received for the best Farmhouse/ Traditional Crumbly because according to Sean “all the big guns want to win this!’.
Sean is best known to British TV viewers for playing Martin Platt for 21 years in Coronation Street. He has always had a passion for food and after his time on the UK’s most famous Soap trained at a Michelin starred restaurant under Nigel Haworth. After a chance meeting with a Lancashire Cheese Maker in 2009 Saddleworth Cheese was born.
As the business goes from strength to strength, Saddleworth’s range with the most amusing names including favourites ‘Mouth Almighty’, ‘How’s yer Father’, ‘Muldoon’s Picnic’ and’ Smelly Ha’peth’ can be found on deli counters, in specialist food shops, and at branches of Asda and Morrisons across the UK.
A born and bred Northerner, who has lived in and around the north east and Manchester all his life, Sean attributes his love of food to spending time in the kitchen with his grandmother as a child. As well as establishing a successful business, Sean has been busy with ‘Great Northern Cookbook’ a channel 5 TV series currently broadcasting on The Food Network. A book of the same name ‘Great Northern Cookbook’ reached the Amazon Food & Drink bestseller list earlier this year and has given Sean the opportunity to introduce his audience to the very best recipes from the North of England.