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.