FORMER Coronation Street actor and cheese-maker Sean Wilson enjoyed his second appearance at the Nantwich & South Cheshire Show.
The actor, who played Martin Platt for more than two decades in the ITV soap, has long been a food-lover and has a passion for making artisan cheese.
The 45-year-old is now a representative of the Nantwich International Cheese Awards. He said: “The International Cheese Awards are something special nowadays. It’s the biggest collection of cheese under one roof in the whole world so we’re very proud of that.
“If you see a cheese with a gold medal on it from the Nantwich Show, then you know it’s going to be something special.”
Sean acted as one of the 140 judges at the event and also entered some of his own cheeses. But he said: “I haven’t won anything. I’ve won plenty of awards at other shows but when I enter them here, I never seem to get anywhere.
“Everyone seems to step up a gear at the International Cheese Awards, which is great. There are some great cheese makers here and the standard is first class.”
Sean is in business with his own Saddleworth Cheese Company where he has been preparing crumbly Lancashire cheeses including How’s Yer Father, Muldoon’s Picnic and Smelly Apeth - all named after Lancashire sayings.
He said: “Trade has gone very well, people do tend to come over because they recognise me but they always go away with a good cheese.
“We’ve been in business 12 months and we’ve sold 17 tonnes in the first year which is great.”
Sean says a return to TV is not on the cards at the moment. He added: “I did a play in April about the Yorkshire Ripper. If a job comes along that’s good enough, I’ll do it. If not, I don’t have to kick myself when I don’t do it.
“And I don’t watch Coronation Street, or TV at all. British TV doesn’t quite do it for me, I listen to music more.”