Are you ready to embark on a journey of fruit filled flavours and artisanal delights? Look no further than The Artisan Kitchen, where culinary creativity meets fruit laden quality in every jar. The Artisan Kitchen has recently unveiled a tantalising array of new mini jams and marmalade flavours that are sure to elevate your breakfast table, tea time, or dessert spread to new heights.


Let’s dive into the luscious world of The Artisan Kitchen’s newest offerings:
Apricot Jam:

Sweet, sun-ripened apricots are transformed into a sumptuous jam that captures the essence of summer in every spoonful. Spread it on toast or drizzle it over your favourite dessert for a burst of fruity goodness.

Blackcurrant Sloe Jam:

A rich and tangy combination of blackcurrants and sloe Gin creates a jam that is both bold and complex. Perfect for pairing with cheese or adding a twist to your morning yogurt.

Lime, Lemon & Vanilla Marmalade:

A symphony of citrus flavours enhanced by the warm notes of vanilla, this marmalade is a true taste sensation. Enjoy it on scones, pancakes, or as a glaze for roasted meats.

Strawberry Jam

A miniature treat of deliciousness,a Jar to serve One person. Perfect for any Afternoon Tea

A deliciously fruity jam made with Strawberries, set naturally with little Bramley Apple & Vanilla. This jam is a deliciously rich fruity jam, perfect for spreading thickly over warm buttered toast.

Summer Citrus Marmalade

This vibrant marmalade combines the sweetness of oranges with the zesty brightness of pink grapefruits, lemons and limes. It’s a refreshing and versatile spread that will brighten up any dish.
The Artisan Kitchen takes pride in using only the finest ingredients to create their handcrafted jams and marmalades. Each jar is carefully prepared in small batches to ensure quality and flavour consistency that you can taste with every bite.

 

 

When it comes to artisanal delights that awaken the senses, few things compare to the exquisitely fresh vibrant range of lemon marmalades crafted by The Artisan Kitchen.

Each jar is a testament to the perfect balance of tangy citrus and sweet indulgence, creating a symphony of flavours that dance on your taste buds.

Let’s take a journey through our range of lemon loveliness where every spoonful is a burst of sunshine in a jar.

Honey Lemon Marmalade:

The marriage of golden honey and vibrant lemon creates a harmonious blend that is both comforting and refreshing. Spread it on warm toast or swirl it into yogurt for a delightful treat.

Sorrento Lemon Marmalade:

Named after the famed Sorrento lemons from Italy, this marmalade captures the essence of Mediterranean citrus groves in every spoonful. Its bright and intense flavour is a true delight for lemon enthusiasts.

Here are The Judges comments from the 2023 Great Taste Awards where this marmalade was awarded the highest accolade of three stars

“What a delight on the nose: a huge hit of citrus. This was followed by a delicious sharp lemon on the palate that doesn’t do anything other than make us enjoy the flavour of lemon. The peel is still with bite, and without pith. Just super. We could have eaten a lot.”

“A marmalade with a great colour and a bold, citric aroma. It’s fresh-tasting, with big zingy notes from the lemon. The peel has been perfectly cooked and the sugar balances extremely well. There’s a lasting bittersweet flavour with lemon at the heart. This is a very well-made product and a great choice of fruit.”

“This pale, cloudy marmalade has lovely shreds of lemon peel in it. It’s quite loose and easy to spoon. Its vibrant nose invites us in. On tasting, we can tell this marmalade is something special. It has wonderful sharp notes with balanced lemon intensity. We got excited and inventive about how we would use the marmalade in our home kitchens. It’s fresh and is an excellent citrus wake-up call.”

“This marmalade has a lovely glistening look and consistency, with attractive streaks of lemon peel. This is utterly delicious; the aromas of sun-kissed Sorrento lemons soar from the jar and entice, with a lovely lemon peel and lemon oil fragrance. The flavours are supremely well balanced, and the texture is perfect with beautifully thin strips of lemon peel that keep their crunch. It’s packed with zingy, explosive authentic flavours, and the zestiness and citrus notes are perfectly balanced with the sweetness levels. It’s an exquisitely crafted natural product with a good set, which leaves both a refreshing and a lingering clean flavour on the finish. We were wowed by its depth and complexity and could not find fault. The flavours are simply divine, and leave us wanting more.”

Lemon Vanilla Vodka Marmalade:

Indulge in a sophisticated twist with this unique marmalade. The addition of fragrant vanilla and a hint of vodka elevates the classic lemon profile, offering a luxurious experience with every taste.

 

Elderflower Lemon Marmalade:

Delicate Handpicked Gloucester elderflower merges with zesty lemon in this elegant seasonal limited edition marmalade, creating a floral and citrusy fusion that is simply enchanting. Perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your breakfast spread.

Each variant in The Artisan Kitchen’s lemon marmalade collection is a testament to quality craftsmanship and passion for flavour. Whether you prefer the comforting sweetness of honey, the boldness of Sorrento lemons, the sophistication of vanilla and vodka, or the delicate touch of elderflower, there is a marmalade to suit every palate.

So, why not elevate your breakfast table or afternoon tea with a jar of The Artisan Kitchen’s lemon marmalade? Let the sunshine in and savour the citrus fresh burst of flavour that awaits in every spoonful.

Join us as we delve into the world of this citrusy delicacy and discover the artistry behind our range of Blood orange Marmalades.

 

The Artisan Kitchen: Our Legacy of Craftsmanship

Founded on the principles of traditional preserving methods and a passion for exceptional flavours,  With a focus on sourcing the best seasonal produce and using time-honoured techniques, Our Blood orange marmalade creations are a labour of love that shines through in every jar. 

The Allure of Blood Orange Marmalade
Tarocco & Moro Blood oranges, with their deep crimson flesh and rich, tangy flavour, are a standout ingredient in the world of citrus fruits. When transformed into marmalade the result is a symphony of sweet, tart, and slightly bitter notes that dance on your palate with each spoonful. The vibrant colour and complex flavour profile of Blood Orange Marmalade make it a true culinary treasure.
Crafting Perfection: The Making of Blood Orange Marmalade
In our preserving kitchen the process of creating Blood Orange Marmalade is a meticulous and artful endeavour. Each batch begins with hand-selected blood oranges, carefully peeled and sliced to extract the essence of their unique flavour. Combined with sugar, a hint of lemon juice, and a touch of magic, the ingredients are simmered slowly to coax out the natural pectin and create a luscious marmalade that is both sweet and tangy.
Savouring the Artistry: Ways to Enjoy Blood Orange Marmalade
The versatility of The Artisan Kitchen’s Blood Orange Marmalade makes it a delightful addition to a variety of dishes and treats. Whether slathered on toast, swirled into yogurt, or used as a glaze for meats, this marmalade adds a burst of citrusy goodness to every bite. Elevate your culinary creations with the bright and complex flavours of Blood Orange Marmalade and let your taste buds revel in this delicious fruit.
Choose from our Limited edition flavours
Tarocco Blood Orange Marmalade

Introducing our exquisite and highly acclaimed Handmade Tarocco Blood Orange Marmalade, a culinary masterpiece that has garnered numerous prestigious awards for its exceptional taste and quality. Crafted with utmost care and dedication, this marmalade embodies the essence of the Tarocco blood orange, celebrated for its vibrant colour and rich, complex flavour

Negroni Blood Orange Marmalade

A delicious hand crafted Blood Orange Marmalade, made with the finest organic blood oranges and finished with the classic cocktail Negroni, made with British Gin, Campari and Rosso Vermouth.

Blood Orange Marmalade Italian Orange Bitters

Introducing our exquisite and meticulously crafted multi-award-winning Handmade Blood Orange Marmalade Italian Orange Bitters. This extraordinary product combines the vibrant flavours of Organic Tarocco blood oranges with the enchanting taste of the Italian aperitif Aperol.

Blood Orange Marmalade Vino De Naranja
Introducing our multi award-winning Handmade Blood Orange Marmalade Vino De Naranja, a true embodiment of culinary excellence and artistry. This extraordinary marmalade brings together the vibrant flavours of Tarocco blood oranges with a touch of exquisite Spanish Vino De Naranja

Double whammy win for South West’s small batch jam announced last night at Great Taste Golden Forks ceremony

Blaisdon Red Plum Jam from The Artisan Kitchen is awarded top accolade for taste in the South West AND the Great Taste Small Artisan Producer of the Year award
Following a record-breaking 14,205 food and drink entries from 110 countries across the world, Great Taste, the world’s largest food and drink accreditation scheme based entirely on taste, has reached its grand finale for 2022.
Announced last night at the Great Taste Golden Forks ceremony held at Southwark Cathedral, the Great Taste Golden Fork trophy for the South West has been awarded to The Artisan Kitchen from Gloucestershire, for its Blaisdon Red Plum Jam, described as having “utter deliciousness all bound together by plums and sugar” with a “perfect balance of sweetness and acidity which leaves a tart, plummy succulence dancing on the palate”. The product also received the Great Taste Small Artisan Producer of the Year award which celebrates the best-performing Great Taste 3-star award-winning product entered by a micro business, regardless of how long they have been trading.
The Artisan Kitchen Blaisdon Red Plum Jam is homemade and handmade in small batches in the heart of a small Gloucester kitchen.
Impressing the Great Taste judges with its “deep stone fruit flavour and a perfect level of acidity that works to make your cheeks flush with happiness”, The Artisan Kitchen Blaisdon Red Plum Jam made an impression at every stage of the blind-tasted judging process across the 90 days.
Rising to the top among hundreds of other entries from the South West, this “dreamy jam full of plum loveliness” was celebrated as the best tasting product in its region at the highly anticipated ceremony – the culmination of Great Taste – the largest and most trusted food and drink accreditation scheme on the planet – dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the food & drink world and attended by food industry experts and influencers.
John Farrand, managing director at the Guild of Fine Food comments: “Unveiling the Great Taste Golden Fork winners is a huge honour. After months of rigorous blind-tasting and judging, it is fantastic to reveal the award-winning products and celebrate the producers’ hard work and innovation. It’s been an exceptional year for creativity and inspirational food and drink entries. Huge congratulations from all of us at GFF to all the award winners, it really isn’t easy to do what you do – I have the utmost admiration for you all. And thank you to everyone who was involved in Great Taste 2022.”
For more information on The Artisan Kitchen, see here: www.theartisankitchen.co.uk
Also nominated this year were the Great Taste 3-star Blood Orange Marmalade Vino De Naranja also by The Artisan Kitchen and Lypiatt Cheese from The Old Cheese Room based in Wiltshire.

The Great Taste Small Artisan Producer of the Year is sponsored by Speciality & Fine Food Fair.

What is Great Taste?
Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food lovers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. All products in the line-up for judging are blind tasted: every product is removed from its packaging so it cannot be identified, before entering a robust, layered judging process. This year, the judging took place over 90 days across two judging locations (Dorset and London).
Great Taste’s prestigious judging panel is made up of over 500 food & drink professionals, including critics, chefs, recipe creators, buyers, retailers, journalists, broadcasters, and experts in the field. This experienced panel, each with trusted palates, have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winning products to crown the Golden Forks trophy winners as well as the Great Taste 2022 Supreme Champion.

This year, food and drink products from 110 different countries were entered into the Great Taste accreditation scheme. Only 5,556 products – that’s 39.1% of the total products entered this year – received either a Great Taste 1-, 2- or 3-star award, and of the 2,344 winning companies, 27% are based outside of the UK.

Last month, we found 7 recipes using marmalade and brought them to your screens. We’re back again this month with some delicious kitchen-spiration for Britain’s most favourite summer preserve, strawberry jam.

Remember, not all strawberry jam is created equal. Our Gold Medal Awarded strawberry, apple and vanilla jam is something special, and each of the following recipes are a scrumptious way to make the most of it..

 

Strawberrry Jam Roll Trifle

Strawberry Jam Roll Trifle

This recipe from The Ever Expanding Kitchen has it all. Is there anything better than piped whipped cream? Chocolate covered strawberries, perhaps? There’s a little legwork involved so if you’ve no patience with baking, perhaps stick to the lady fingers soaked in brandy approach to trifle and have done with it.

 

Jam Doughnuts

Jam Doughnuts

We found these sticky, jammy, sugary treats over on The Little Loaf where you can find step by step instructions on frying doughnuts – a tricky business!

 

Jammie Daisy Dodgers

Jammie Daisy Dodgers

Karen of Lavender and Lovage makes her homemade jammie dodgers with raspberry jam, but we think they’d be just perfect with strawberry, apple and vanilla, don’t you?

They look so pretty dusted with icing sugar, they’d be fit for afternoon tea with The Queen! (Or at least your in-laws).

 

Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes

Straberries and cream cupcakes

Bearded Bakery’s cupcake recipe is another sugar-dusted triumph your entire family is bound to adore, especially the Wimbledon fans. As with all of Mike’s gorgeous bakes, the recipe for these strawberry cupcakes is easy as pie to follow.

 

Strawberry Swiss Roll

Strawberry swiss roll

There are hundreds of swiss roll recipes out there, but this one from food blogger Hunger Hunger is quite something. It reminds us of Jordan’s famous kawaii swiss roll from the last series of GBBO!

 

Strawberry Jam Muffins

Strawberry Jam Muffins

Lindsay over at Pinch of Yum never fails to get our cravings going, and these strawberry jam muffins look just mouthwatering!

If you’re not interested in the faff of making your own doughnuts, these just might be the next best thing..

 

Balsamic Strawberry & Chicken Pizza

Balsamic strawberry & chicken pizza

OK, this recipe from Kevin at Closet Kitchen is a little bit out there, but we are officially putting it on our food bucket list.

Don’t forget to pop our jam on your shopping list so that you can get creative with strawberries in your kitchen too!

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By The Artisan Kitchen, Sep 9 2019 08:30PM

Showstopping preserves bring sweet success, as Artisan Kitchen is named

Small Artisan Producer of the Year

Following a record-breaking 12,772 entries judged over 75 days, Great Taste, the world’s most revered food and drink awards, has reached its grand finale for 2019. The Great Taste Small Artisan Producer of the Year award was presented to Artisan Kitchen from Gloucester at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner held on Sunday 1 September at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London, where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to discover this year’s stars of food and drink.

Scooping Great Taste accolades for a remarkable 75 products since 2012, with 16 products picking up awards in 2019 alone, Artisan Kitchen has consistently impressed the Great Taste judges over the past eight years. This year, Artisan Kitchen received Great Taste 3-star awards for four products, including its “authentic, dark and velvety” Blaisdon Red Plum Jam, a handmade single variety jam, produced using rare, heritage, Gloucester-sourced Blaisdon Red Plums from ancient, private orchards; Blood Orange Marmalade Italian Orange Bitters, which is produced from “punchy” Tarocco Blood Oranges and finished with a “unique hit” of Aperol; “an excellent” Tarocco Blood Orange Marmalade with a “beautiful orange colour, delicious pieces of fruit, chewy peel and a lovely citrus bitterness”; and Seville Orange Marmalade Vino de Naranja, with one judge saying “I’m giving up making marmalade – this is so delicious, there’s just no point!”

 

John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, commented: “Here we have a business that has demonstrated fabulous consistency year on year with an outstanding range of preserves that deserve to be celebrated. Not afraid to experiment with flavours, while staying true to her craft, Sarah Churchill is the perfect example of a small artisan producer doing things right and doing things well, setting the benchmark for quality in this category.”

What is Great Taste?

Great Taste, founded in 1994 and organised by the Guild of Fine Food, has judged over 146,000 products in the last 25 years; each one has been blind-tasted by a team of judges who are dedicated to finding the most exquisite tasting food and drink regardless of branding or packaging. The panel of judges this year included; cook, writer and champion of sustainable food, Melissa Hemsley, Kenny Tutt, MasterChef 2018 champion, author, Olia Hercules, chef and food writer, Gill Meller, Kavi Thakar from Dishoom, food writer and stylist, Georgina Hayden and author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, as well as food buyers from Selfridges, Sourced Market and Partridges. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the Great Taste 2019 Supreme Champion.

Great Taste ratings

3-star: Extraordinarily tasty foods – less than 3% of products are awarded a 3-star each year – don’t

leave the shop without buying it!

2-star:  Above and beyond delicious – less than 10% of entries will achieve this rating

1-star: A food that delivers fantastic flavour. Approximately 25% of entries will achieve this rating each year.

Facts and figures about Great Taste 2019:

Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers

A record breaking 12,772 different products were entered in 2019

Entries were sent in from 104 different countries, including Australia, Brazil, Botswana, China, Indonesia, Russia and the USA, as well as 27 member countries of the EU

Over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, retail buyers, cooks, producers and a host of food writers, journalists and social media influencers, blind tasted each product over 75 days

Judging took place at the following locations:

Guild HQ in Gillingham, Dorset, as well several other Dorset venues

The Guild of Fine Food’s London home, No. 42 Southwark Street, SE1

3,409 awarded 1-star

1,326 awarded 2-star

208 awarded 3-star

What are Great Taste judges looking for?

They’re looking for great texture and appearance. They judge the quality of ingredients and how well the maker has put the food or drink together. But above all, they are looking for truly great taste.

How do they work?

Each team of four judges blind-tastes around 25 products per session, discussing each product as a coordinating food writer transcribes their comments directly onto the Great Taste website which producers access after judging is completed. Over the years, numerous food businesses, start-ups and well-established producers have been advised how to modify their foods and have subsequently gone on to achieve Great Taste stars. Any product that is deemed worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star Great Taste award is moved around multiple judging tables by a team of arbitrators before the final award is given. If judges feel that a product needs some adjustment, and is therefore not likely to receive an award, the food or drink gets a second chance on a referral table, where another team blind-tastes and deliberates. For a Great Taste 3-star award, the vast majority in the room – which can be as many as 30-40 experts – must agree that the food or drink delivers that indescribable ‘wow’ factor.

By The Artisan Kitchen, Aug 5 2019 01:12PM

The Artisan Kitchen is among the Great Taste winners of 2019

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2019. Out of 12,772 products sent in from over 100 different countries, The Artisan Kitchen from Gloucester was awarded an incredible total of 30 stars for 16 of their delicious handcrafted preserves – 7 x 1 -star Gold Great Taste awards which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour / 5 x 2-star Gold Great Taste awards, which means judges dubbed it above and beyond delicious & a staggering 4 x 3-star Gold Great Taste awards, which means the products were described by judges as extraordinarily tasty for its Rare Heritage Blaisdon Red Plum Jam, Blood Orange Marmalade with Italian Orange Bitters, Tarocco Blood Orange Marmalade & Seville Orange Marmalade Vino de Naranja. The Artisan Kitchens Blaisdon Red Plum jam has also been nominated for A prestigious Golden Fork Award, where the winners will be announce on September the 1st at The Park Lane Hotel in London.

The full List of Artisan Kitchen Awards are

GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2019

GOLDEN FORK NOMINTION – BLAISDON RED PLUM JAM

3 STAR GOLD – BLAISDON RED PLUM JAM

3 STAR GOLD – TAROCCO BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE

3 STAR GOLD – BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE ITALIAN ORANGE BITTERS

3 STAR GOLD – SEVILLE ORANGE MARMALADE VINO DE NARANJA

2 STAR GOLD – GIN & ORANGE MIMOSA MARMALADE

2 STAR GOLD – BUCKS FIZZ MARMALADE

2 STAR GOLD – ESPRESSO MARTINI MARMALADE

2 STAR GOLD – PROLIFIC PLUM JAM

2 STAR GOLD – SEVILLE ORANGE MARMALADE

1 STAR GOLD – BLACKCURRANT SLOE GIN JAM

1 STAR GOLD – SEVILLE ORANGE CACAO MARMALADE

1 STAR GOLD – COTSWOLD GIN & LEMON MARMALADE

1 STAR GOLD – COTSWOLD HONEY LEMON MARMALADE

1 STAR GOLD – SWEET ORANGE PASSION FRUIT MARMALADE

1 STAR GOLD – PASSION FRUIT VODKA ORAMGE MARMALADE

1 STAR GOLD – SEVILLE ORANGE MARMALADE ITALIAN ORANGE BITTERS

 

Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, buyers, retailers and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind tasting by hundreds of judges.

Sarah Churchill the owner & producer From The Artisan Kitchen explains “ Winning 16 Great Taste awards this year is incredible, I work hard to source great tasting ingredients & create delicious innovative flavoured preserves to add to my range, and to be recognised by the awards is a huge honour. To attain 30 stars in 16 products is truly amazing. I am looking forward to getting the award stickers on the jars and out to my customers, our local stockist Gloucester services have a great selection of our preserves on their shelves”

Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is vinegar, granola, bacon or cheese being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.

There were 12,772 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 208 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,326 received a 2-star and 3,409 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges this year included; cook, writer and champion of sustainable food, Melissa Hemsley, Kenny Tutt, MasterChef 2018 champion, author, Olia Hercules, chef and food writer, Gill Meller, Kavi Thakar from Dishoom, food writer and stylist, Georgina Hayden and author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, as well as food buyers from Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Sourced Market and Partridges. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the Great Taste 2019 Supreme Champion.

Great Taste 2019 will reach its exciting finale on Sunday 1 September, when the world of fine food gathers at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London to find out the Great Taste Golden Fork trophy winners for each region, with the final applause reserved for the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2019.

By The Artisan Kitchen, Aug 5 2018 03:39PM

The Artisan Kitchen is among some of the top winners of this years Great Taste Awards 2018

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of over 12,600 products to be judged,The Artisan Kitchen from Gloucester was awarded 2 x 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour / 10 x 2-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it above and beyond delicious / 4 x 3-star Great Taste award, which means the product was described by judges as extraordinarily tasty] for its 4 new marmalades. Seville Orange Marmalade Vino de naranja, Sweet Orange & Passion fruit marmalade, Blood Orange Marmalade Vino de naranja & Tarocco Blood Orange marmalade

Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.

Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is vinegar, granola, bacon or cheese being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.

There were 12,634 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 192 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,207 received a 2-star and 3,254 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges this year included; MasterChef 2018 champion, Kenny Tutt, chef and food writer, Elly Curshen, eco chef and food writer, Tom Hunt, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, baker Tom Herbert, author and blogger, Izy Hossack, and baker and recipe writer, Martha Collison, as well as food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges and Sourced Market. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the Great Taste 2018 Supreme Champion.

The Artisan Kitchen has been nominated for a Golden fork for its Seville Orange Marmalade Vino de Naranja. The judges at this years awards said ” A wake you up get out of bed marmalade. Rich & full of character – zesty, fruity, full of the whole essence of fruit. The wine gives a full rich flavour thats very mouth filling & satisfying. Absolutely delicious!

Great Taste 2018 will reach its exciting finale on Sunday 2 September, when the world of fine food gathers at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London to find out the Great Taste Golden Fork trophy winners for each region, with the final applause reserved for the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2018.

 

Facts and figures about Great Taste 2018:

Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers

A record breaking 12,634 different products were entered in 2018

Over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, cooks, producers and a host of food writers, journalists and social media influencers, blind taste each product

Judging took place at the following locations:

Guild HQ in Gillingham, Dorset, as well several other Dorset venues

The Guild of Fine Food’s London home, No. 42 Southwark Street, SE1

3,254 awarded 1-star

1,207 awarded 2-star

192 awarded 3-star

The Artisan Kitchens awards for 2018

GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2018

NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN FORK

 

GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2018

3 STAR GOLD – SEVILLE MARMALADE VINO DE NARANJA

3 STAR GOLD – SWEET ORANGE PASSION FRUIT MARMALADE

3 STAR GOLD – TAROCCO BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE

3 STAR GOLD – BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE VINO DE NARANJA

2 STAR GOLD – PINK GRAPEFRUIT MARMALADE

2 STAR GOLD – GIN & TONIC CITRUS MARMALADE

2 STAR GOLD – LEMON PASSION FRUIT MARMALADE

2 STAR GOLD – BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE APEROL

2 STAR GOLD – PINK GIN MARMALADE

2 STAR GOLD – SEVILLE MARMALADE OLOROSSO SHERRY

2 STAR GOLD – SEVILLE ORANGE MARMALADE AMONTILLADO SHERRY

2 STAR GOLD – GLOUCESTER MARMALADE

2 STAR GOLD – BLAISDON RED PLUM JAM

2 STAR GOLD – SOUR CHERRY JAM

1 STAR GOLD – SEVILLE MARMALADE ITALIAN BITTERS

1 STAR GOLD – BLACKCURRANT SLOE GIN JAM

By The Artisan Kitchen, Mar 18 2017 10:00AM

We have been celebrating like mad this weekend, thanks to the wonderful news we received from The Worlds Original Marmalade Awards 2017

 

 

Our Artisan KItchen marmalades were awarded 29 accolades including Category winner Gold for our Seville Orange Vodka Marmalade, which is fantastic news

This gorgeous Marmalade is a thin cut seville orange marmalade made with Organic Ave Maria Seville Oranges, Sugar & a good splash of delicious triple distilled vodka. A labour of love that takes 3 days to produce.

A wonderful zingy Orange treat that is delicious straight from the spoon, mixed in cocktails or spread thickly on toast & croissants.

 

Heres the full List of our awards for 2017

Category Winner Marmalade With Alcohol – Seville Orange Vodka Marmalade

Gold – Seville Orange Vodka Marmalade

Gold – Cotswold Lemon Honey Marmalade

Gold – Summer Citrus Aperol Marmalade

Gold – Seville orange Apple Brandy Marmalade

Gold – summer Citrus Sake Marmalade

Gold – Summer citrus Gin Marmalade

Gold – Caramelised Summer Citrus Marmalade

Gold – Seville Orange Espresso Marmalade

Silver – Pink Gin Marmalade

Silver – Summer Citrus Apple brandy Marmalade

Silver – Summer Citrus Marmalade

Silver – Blood Orange Marmalade

Silver Blood Orange Grappa Marmalade

Silver – Blood Orange Aperol Marmalade

Silver Blood Orange Gin Marmalade

Silver – Seville Orange Honey Bourbon Marmalade

Silver – Sweet Citrus Golden Rum Marmalade

Silver – Seville Orange Cardamom Marmalade

Bronze – Seville orange London Gin Marmalade

Bronze – Sweet Citrus Honey Bourbon Marmalade

Bronze – Seville Orange MAple Marmalade

Bronze – Caramelised seville Orange Marmalade

Bronze – Summer Citrus cardamom marmalade

Bronze – Sweet Citrus Cranberry Marmalade

Bronze – Blood Orange cacao Marmalade

Bronze – Sweet Citrus Cacao Marmalade

 

 

About The Marmalade Awards

 

These quirky awards were founded in 2006 by Jane Hasell-McCosh with the initial idea of preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs – making marmalade. They have gone on to generate a following far beyond Jane’s wildest expectations and have a humour and life of their own, inspiring people from all over the world to get involved. Visit www.marmaladeawards.com for more info.

The Awards are centred on Dalemain Mansion, a Georgian stately home lived in by the same family for over 300 years, which also happens to hold a very rich archive of Marmalade recipes.

By The Artisan Kitchen, Jul 28 2016 07:50AM

The Artisan Kitchen is among the Great Taste winners of 2016

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2016. Out of 10,000 products to be judged, The Artisan Kitchen in Gloucester was awarded 5 x 1-star & 4 x 2-star Great Taste award for:

Seville Orange Aperol Marmalade

Seville Orange Moonshine Marmalade

Summer Fruit Vanilla Jam

Sweet Orange Sea Buckthorn Marmalade

Sweet Orange Espresso Marmalade

Leafy Lemon Limoncello marmalade

West Country Cider Sweet Orange Marmalade

West Country Cider Seville Orange Marmalade

Sicilian Grappa Sweet Orange Marmalade

Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.

Owner & Producer Sarah Churchill said ” I am absolutley thrilled with the news. The Great Taste awards process is a fantastic stamp of approval for our innovative products and is a testament to the quality of ingredients we love to use”

Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is bread, honey, salami or cereal being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.

There were 10,000 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 141 have been awarded a 3-star, 878 received a 2-star and 2,520 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges included; TV chef and author, Valentine Warner, MasterChef judge and restaurant critic, Charles Campion, fifth generation baker, Tom Herbert from Hobbs House Bakery, and Great British Bake Off winner, Frances Quinn; food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Waitrose and chefs including, James Golding, chef director of THE PIG Hotels, and Kevin Gratton, chef director of HIX Restaurants. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the 2016 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the 2016 Supreme Champion.

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