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WINNERS OF NATIONAL ARTISAN FOOD & DRINK AWARDS ANNOUNCED!

After an unprecedented number of entries and four months of rigorous shortlisting, testing and tasting – the results are in! We are proud to reveal the winners of the Great British Food Awards 2017. The following products reflect the exciting developments in British artisan food. And we can guarantee that each one will blow your socks off!

The Producer Categories…

 

CHEESE – Judged by executive chef of London’s Duck & Waffle, Dan Doherty

WINNER:

Lynher Dairies Cornish Kern, lynherdairies.co.uk
“Gorgeous cheese that really develops as you eat it. I loved the crystals and the mature flavour: a real pleasure to eat, especially with a white wine.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Shepherds Purse Yorkshire Blue, £3.89 for 180g, ocado.com

Fen Farm Dairy Baron Bigod, fenfarmdairy.co.uk

COOKING OIL – Judged by TV chef, cook and author Rachel Allen

WINNER:

Ocado Gold Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, £3.49 for 500ml, ocado.com
“I found this to have the richest flavour of all the oils. It’s flavoursome and nutty, yet gorgeously smooth.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Hillfarm Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, £3.85, supermarkets nationwide

Borderfields Gold, £6.99, borderfields.co.uk

DAIRY – Judged by Simon Rogan, chef patron of Cumbria’s L’Enclume

WINNER:

Cotteswold Dairy Greek Style Yoghurt made from Fresh Jersey Cream, cotteswold-dairy.co.uk
“The yoghurt had a lovely deep creamy flavour and a gorgeously thick, smooth texture. It was great to eat on its own but when combined with some mixed berries from our farm it was next level, a really amazing product which they should be very proud of. Fantastic!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Handmade by Hadley’s Honey Ice Cream, handmadebyhadleys.co.uk

Beckleberry’s Blackcurrant & Liquorice Ice Cream, £4.99, booths.co.uk

SAVOURY PRESERVE – Judged by gardener, cook, writer and TV presenter Sarah Raven

WINNER:

Hawkshead Relish Company Black Garlic Ketchup, £4.99, hawksheadrelish.com
“Original, smoky and rich with a great colour. Would be good with cheese, sausages or a shepherd’s pie.

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Heidi Jane Preserves Spicy Apple Chutney, £4.25, heidijane.co.uk

Mrs Darlington’s Spicy Tomato & Sticky Onion Chutney, £2.39, mrsdarlingtons.com

CEREAL – Judged by Le Gavroche’s Michel Roux Jr.

WINNER:

Husk & Honey Oat & Nut Granola, £6.50 for 450g, huskandhoney.co.uk
“The granola tastes homemade, with a lovely nutty flavour. It has a little hint of sweetness from the fruit and honey with a pleasant crunch. Every now and then there was an explosion of taste from the Himalayan salt. It is really delicious with goat’s milk yoghurt and a few blueberries.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Hodmedod’s Organic Naked Barley Flakes, £1.89 for 500g, hodmedods.co.uk

Spoon Cereals Apple & Peanut Granola, £3.80 for 400g, ocado.com

SAVOURY BAKE – Judged by local food champion Nathan Outlaw

WINNER:

Bessie’s Tea Parlour Leek & Kentish Blue Cheese Tart, £4.75 per slice,
bessiesteaparlour.co.uk
“I loved the filling, which was well seasoned and balanced. The blue cheese was just right. It looked, felt and tasted like a
homemade tart – lovely!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Fuud Ltd’s Chicken & Chestnut Pie, £4.75, fuud.co.uk

Aryzta Beef, Horseradish & Cheddar Pie, £3.50, aryztafoodsolutions.co.uk

CONFECTIONERY – As judged by patissier and celebrity chef Eric Lanlard

WINNER:

Lauden First Class Chocolate Collection, £20, laudenchocolate.co.uk
“Just by the look and size of each chocolate you know that you are in for a treat. My favourite flavours were the passion fruit and the lemon fillings which tasted so natural. They were not overpowering and super zesty. They are just so, so good!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Popcorn Shed Salted Caramel Gourmet Popcorn, £2.99, popcornshed.com

Walkers Non Such Liquorice Toffees, £1 for 150g, sainsburys.co.uk

SWEET PRESERVE – Judged by chef Rosemary Shrager

WINNER:

Blood Orange & Gin Marmalade, £2.99, ludlowfoodcentre.co.uk

Great consistency and texture with the perfect amount of rind. Completely delicious on all levels!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Season’s Bounty Strawberry Jam with Norfolk Lavender, £3.75, seasons-bounty.co.uk

Gower Cottage Brownies Ltd Orange Brownie Butter, £6.95, gowercottagebrownies.co.uk

SWEET BAKE – Judged by the Great British Food team

WINNER:

Bessie’s Tea Parlour Allotment Cake, bessiesteaparlour.co.uk
“A fantastic (and utterly delicious!) celebration of local produce, this allotment cake is just outstanding. We loved the use of seasonal and local fruit and veg including Kentish cobnuts as well as butternut squashes grown by the tea room’s customers!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

The Proof Of The Pudding Marmalade Sponge Pudding, from £6, proofofthepudding.co.uk

Tiptree Patisserie Ltd Raspberry & White Chocolate Gateau, tiptreecakes.com

GLUTEN FREE As judged by River Cottage’s nutrition expert Naomi Devlin

WINNER:

Oast To Host Quongo Leek and Bacon Quiche, £3.97, oasttohost.com
“The real test of free-from food is whether it tastes like something is missing or not and this quiche isn’t missing a thing! In fact, it was hands-down the most delicious thing I tasted whilst judging these awards. There are no unpronounceable ingredients, just crisp, buttery pastry and a rich, savoury filling. I was sad to find after my last mouthful that there was no more left!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Pollen + Grace The Mojo Bar, £3, selfridges.com

Love Brownies Handmade Double Chocolate Brownies, from £1.50, booths.co.uk

SAUSAGES – As judged by chef and TV personality Richard Corrigan

WINNER:

Lobsterdog Ltd Sheepdogs Sausages, £9.50 per kg, https://www.facebook.com/Lobsterdog-limited-881323991953134/
“I found this to be the all-out winner. The sausages had a great flavour and moisture and a really enjoyably crispy skin when cooked.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Ginger Pig Traditional Pork Sausages, £11.50 per kg, thegingerpig.co.uk

Muscle Food Sticky Italian Pork Sausages, £3.70, musclefood.com

SMOKED FISH – As judged by food writer and columnist Tim Hayward

WINNER:

Lambton & Jackson Maldon Deep Smoked Salmon, from £12, lambtonandjackson.com
“This was a clear winner for me. It had a good, strong smoky flavour – they obviously tend their smoker with great care”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Salar Flaky Smoked Salmon, £6.50, salarsmokehouse.co.uk

 Inverawe Smoked Scottish Organic Salmon, £6.95, waitrose.com

FRESH MEAT – As judged by the Great British Food team

WINNER:

Lidgate Butcher Himalayan Salt Aged T Bone Steak, £31.50 per kg, lidgates.com
“Easily one of the finest steaks our panel had ever tried. When cooked medium rare the beef cut like butter and was meltingly tender, with a gloriously rich and complex beefy flavour. The care and attention that clearly goes into sourcing, butchering and ageing the meat has definitely paid off – with incredible results”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

The Thoughtful Producer Game Hung Chicken, from £15.99, thoughtfulproducer.co.uk

Highland Game Fillet Of Scottish Wild Venison, £39 per kg, stockists at highlandgame.com

BACON – As judged by chef and food writer Valentine Warner

WINNER:

Ludlow Dry Cured Back Bacon, £3.50 for 180g, ludlowfoodcentre.co.uk
“This was an outstanding product! The meat was giving and juicy and didn’t leak during frying. The salting was gentle, allowing the delicate taste of the meat to shine. Well done!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Emmetts Blythebrough Pork Unsmoked Back Bacon, £16.45 per kg, emmettsham.co.uk

Helen Browning Smoked Back Bacon, £4.49, ocado.com

CHARCUTERIE – Steven Lamb, curing and smoking expert at River Cottage

WINNER:

Emmets Suffolk Black Ham, £28.95 per kg, emmettsham.co.uk
“The vibrant pinkness of the meat hidden under the mahogany skin is smoky and moreish. This is a ham that is
evocative of a certain time and craft which ought to be championed and preserved for future generations to enjoy.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Woza Wild Venison Biltong Original Beef, from £4, eatwoza.com

Three Little Pigs Rare Breed Chorizo, £6.99, partridges.co.uk

BEER – As judged by beer critic Sophie Atherton

WINNER:

Tiny Rebel, Cwtch, from £2.30, tinyrebel.co.uk
“From the hoppy, caramel aroma to its coppery-amber colour, onto grapefruit and pine hop flavours balanced with nuttycakey malts, everything about this beer is enticing.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Moor Beer, Nor’ Hop, £2.20, moorbeer.co.uk

Siren Craft Brew Bourbon Milkshake, £5.39, honestbrew.co.uk

CIDER or PERRY – As judged by drinks expert Olly Smith

WINNER:

Dunkertons Organic Perry, £2.40, dunkertonsorganiccider.co.uk
“With its gorgeous aroma of pear and spice, it’s a true taste of the countryside, masterfully crafted.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Dunkertons Black Fox Organic Sparkling Cider, £2.29 for 500ml, waitrose.com

Hallet’s Real Cider, £30 per case, halletsrealcider.co.uk

WINE – As judged by food critic Grace Dent

WINNER:

Lyme Bay Winery Rosé Brut, £24.50, lymebaywinery.co.uk
“I was a sucker for a rosé brut anyway, and then this absolute gem came along from Axminster in Devon. A pretty pale pink hue with gorgeous notes of apple and raspberry. Sweet and charming enough to win over even the hardest of hearts. Perfect with fish. Actually, perfect with almost anything!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Bolney Wine Estate Blanc De Blancs 2015, £27.99, bolneywineestate.com

Denbies Greenfields Brut, £23.99, waitrosecellar.com

GIN – As judged by baker John Whaite, former winner of The Great British Bake Off

WINNER:

Dyfi Distillery Pollination Gin, £34.95, selfridges.com
“Tastes like summer: honey, pollen and wild flowers. Seriously beautiful!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Drinks of Manchester Limited Manchester Gin, £36, booths.co.uk

Sloemotion Hedgerow Gin, £36.95, shop.sloemotion.com

SAVOURY SNACK – As judged by MasterChef presenter and chef John Torode

WINNER:

Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbread Bites, £2.40, waitrose.com
“Just great! Addictive and versatile and can be eaten alone or with cheese, cured meats and other dips. They stored for ages and we all loved them”

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Gail’s Seeded Crackers, £3.20, gailsbread.co.uk

The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Original Biltong Slices, £4.95, yorkshirewagyucompany.co.uk

For the results of our reader voted categories click here