Guild of Fine Food
Number of locations
All five directors are members of the Farrand family. Bob Farrand is the chairman, his son John Farrand is the managing director, daughter-in-law Tortie Farrand marketing director, his wife Linda Farrand a director and niece Sally Coley 
GFF promotes the Great Taste Awards and also the World Cheese Awards, which were initiated in 1988.
Great Taste Awards
The Great Taste Awards are open to members and non-members, but only products that pay an entry fee of between £38 and £240 per product are judged. Winning products receive one, two or three stars. In 2018, 12,634 food and drink products were judged.
World Cheese Awards
- 1988 Blue Cheshire by Hutchinson-Smith & Sons, England.
- 1989 Blue Stilton by Dairy Crest Foods, Hartington, England.
- 1990 Mature Traditional Cheddar by Dairy Crest, Sturminster Newton, England
- 1991 Fourme d'Ambert by Hennart Frères, France
- 1992 Le Gruyère Premier Cru by von Mühlenen of Switzerland.
- 1993 Double Gloucester by Dairy Crest, Longridge, England
- 1994 Brie de Meaux AOC by Hennart Frères, France
- 1995 Shropshire Blue by Cropwell Bishop Creamery, England
- 1996 Lord of the Hundreds by Traditional Cheese Dairy, England
- 1997 Parmigiano Reggiano by Caseficio Vittorio Quistello, Italy
- 1998 Mature Traditional Cheddar by Dairy Crest, Sturminster Newton, England
- 1999 Kollumer 18 months (Old Dutch master) by Frico Cheese, Holland
- 2000 Mature West Country Farmhouse Cheddar by Brue Valley Farms, England
- 2001 Camembert Super Medaillon by Isigny Sainte-Mère, France and Mature Cheddar by Carbery, Ireland (two winners)
- 2002 Le Gruyère AOC Reserve by von Mühlenen of Switzerland
- 2003 Chevre d'Or Camembert by Eurial-Poitouaine/Eurilai, France
- 2004 Camembert de Normandie by Isigny Sainte-Mère, France
- 2005 Le Gruyère Premier Cru by von Mühlenen of Switzerland.
- 2006 Ossau-Iraty by Fromagerie Agour of France
- 2007 Brie de Meaux, Rénard Gillard, France
- 2008 Queso Arico curado pimentón by Sociedad Canaria de Formento of Tenerife, Spain.
- 2009 Le Cendrillon by La Maison Alexis de Portneuf of Québec, Canada.
- 2010 Cornish Blue by Cornish Cheese Co. of England.
- 2011 Ossau-Iraty by Fromagerie Agour of France.
- 2012 Manchego DO Gran Reserva by Dehesa de Los Llanos of Spain.
- 2013 Montagnolo Affiné by Käserei Champignon of Germany (2,777 cheeses, 436 producers, 30 countries).
- 2014 Bath Blue by Bath Soft Cheese of England (2,600 cheeses, 33 countries).
- 2015 Le Gruyère AOP by von Mühlenen of Switzerland (held at NEC, Birmingham; 2,727 cheeses).
- 2016 Kraftkar by Tingvollost of Norway (held in San Sebastián, Spain; 3,060 cheeses).
- 2017 Cornish Kern, by Lynher Dairies Cheese Company, England (held at Tobacco Dock, London; 3,001 cheeses).
- 2018 Fanaost, a gouda by Ostegården of Fana, Norway (held in Grieghallen, Bergen; 3,472 cheeses, 30 countries)
- 2019 Rogue River Blue by Rogue Creamery of Central Point, OR, USA (held in Bergamo, Italy; 3,804 cheeses, 42 countries).
- "Guild of Fine Food moves to new HQ in Gillingham Dorset". The Visitor Magazine. The Visitor Ltd. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- "THE GUILD OF FINE FOOD LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". Companies House. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
- "Meet the team". The Guild of Fine Food. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
- "THE GUILD OF FINE FOOD LIMITED - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Companies House. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
- "In-the-best-possible-taste-the-Guild-of-Fine-Food/". Dorset Life. Dorset Life Magazine. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- "Guild website: Join the Guild". Fine Food Guild. Retrieved 20 Sep 2014.
- "Brochure : "Entry information"" (PDF). gff.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
- "Great Taste - A History" (PDF). gff.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
- Los 28 mejores quesos del mundo de la historia reciente in ABC Viajar, Nov 15, 2016
- Fiona Briggs, Fine food boss picks eight champion cheeses for Christmas in Retail Times on December 13, 2010.
- "Group Captain David Hutchinson Smith". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
- White, Emma (October 17, 2008). "World Cheese Awards unveiled". Thecaterer.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "World Cheese Awards 2009". Thegoodwebguide.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "2010 World Cheese Awards: Major Winners". Cheesemonger's Weblog. 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "French sheep's milk cheese is champion at 2011 World Cheese Awards". Retail Times. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "Manchego wins nail-biting World Cheese Awards 2012". Cheesechap.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "World Cheese Awards Winners Announced | News | Speciality Food Magazine". Specialityfoodmagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "Bath Blue takes the highest honour in world cheese - The Guild of Fine Food". The Guild of Fine Food. 2014-11-14. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- Spector, Felicity (November 30, 2015). "Is this the best cheese in the world?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "Kraftkar, un queso azul noruego, mejor del mundo en los World Cheese Awards 2016". ELMUNDO. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- British cheese named best in the world at World Cheese Awards 2017 - News - FG Insight Retrieved 2018-01-21.
- Norwegian gouda is 2018 World Cheese Awards champion, press release from gff.co.uk on November 2, 2018.
- https://www.dairyreporter.com/Article/2019/10/21/US-cheese-takes-top-spot-at-World-Cheese-Awards-2019, dairyreporter.com retrieved 2019-11-19
- "The World's Best Cheese? It's Blue and Comes From Oregon". New York Times. Retrieved 2019-11-01.