The winners have been announced for the 30th annual Great Taste Awards, the world’s largest food and drink accreditation scheme based entirely on taste.
Across 89 judging days in Dorset and London, a group of more than 500 judges conducted comprehensive blind taste tests on 14,195 entries which were submitted from 109 different countries.
Products from the south west won an impressive 538 awards, including a number from Cornwall.
Four winners from Cornwall were among the 1.8% of entries to receive a coveted 3-star award – Lynher Dairies for its Cornish Yarg, Cornish Charcuterie (Coronation Gold), Wild Cornwall (Elderflower Apple Cider Vinegar) and Tanglewood Kitchen (Lindsay’s Apple, Mincemeat & Marzipan Pie).
John Farrand, MD of awards organiser Guild of Fine Food, said: “Every year, we welcome new and established producers making fantastic products around the world and this year has been no exception. The breadth and quality of food and drink has been outstanding, and we wish everyone who entered huge success and hope they find the feedback from our expert judging panel beneficial as they continue in their onward journey.”
All 3-star winning products were tasted and judged again by the knowledgeable judging panel to crown the Golden Fork trophy winners and the 2023 Supreme Champion – the highest accolade of all.
The Golden Fork ceremony celebrates the best of the best from producers around the world, awarding them with a Golden Fork trophy. Further Golden Fork trophies are given for various categories, including the Guild of Fine Food Lifetime Achievement award, the Great Taste Startisan of the Year award and Nigel Barden’s Heritage Award.
All will be announced at the Great Taste Golden Fork Ceremony at the Battersea Arts Centre on September 11.
For the full list of this year’s winners, click here.