A food and drink retailer with an outlet in Kendal has won a whopping 42 medals at an international dairy awards ceremony.

Family-owned grocers Booths won 16 gold medals as part of its haul at the prestigious International Cheese & Dairy Awards.

Their gold medal-winning cheeses included Booths brand lines like Crumbly Lancashire, Cheddar, Organic Stilton, Grana Padano and sliced Edam.

Booths Reblochon and Soft White Goat’s Cheese also won gold.

The International Cheese & Dairy Awards are known for drawing the crème de la crème from the UK and beyond, eager to put their cheeses on the international stage.

They also won 14 silver and 12 bronze medals.

Booths cheese buyer Alan Kirby said: "We’re absolutely delighted with our Booths wins at the International Cheese and Dairy Awards.

"This is a real credit to the skill and dedication of our cheesemakers, both in our Northern heartland and further afield.

"We’re very proud of our cheese counters here at Booths, and the colleagues who look after them.

"Our colleagues are trained in our very own 'Cheese Academy' which shares product knowledge and specialist training to share the very best advice to customers.

"We specialise in cheese that has a story, whether it’s Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire, still made with the equipment used by Graham Kirkham’s grandmother, or Wensleydale made with raw milk for a rounder flavour as it once was in the farmhouses of the Dales."

With more than 100 cheese options available, Booths continues to champion the best of British and European cheeses.