From a British made ghee to a delivery box of foraged herbs, the winners of the Great British Food Awards 2018 were some of the most exciting and innovative we've come across. This year saw us introduce several new categories and welcome a host of new celebrity judges, including Monica Galetti, Raymond Blanc and Mark Hix.
At GBF we're all about celebrating small artisan producers – in fact, we set up the awards five years ago precisely to give them the praise they rightly deserve. So for this year's awards we're absolutely delighted to see so many truly innovative small companies coming top. I'm proud to say that all of our winners represent the very best of modern British food.
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 2018. The following products reflect the exciting developments in British artisan food. And we can guarantee that each one will blow your socks off...
New for 2018, the British Product of the Year is the best overall product out of the
category winners – the grand champion, if you will. Chosen for its outstanding taste,
provenance and all-round Britishness, the winner was judged by Rose Price, head
buyer at Ocado. There was definitely some tough competition for the title, but for
Rose, one in particular stood out:
"Judging the British Product of the Year at the Great British Food Awards was as difficult as it was delightful. The finalists presented a fantastic display of high-quality products which were consistent in their innovation and great taste. As a retailer, this was brilliant to see. On a personal level, blue cheese isn’t something for which I’d usually make a bee-line, but I couldn’t help going back for more of Cropwell Bishop’s Beauvale. I was impressed and enamoured with the creamy texture and subtle flavour of this evidently exceptional cheese. For me, it was the clear winner."