Produce Awards 2018: North West regional judging

The North West regional delicious. Produce Awards 2018 judging in association with Fisher & Paykel, was hosted at The Nantwich Food Festival on the 31st of August.

The expert team of judges taste-tested their way through all the fabulous shortlisted products from the region, in this year’s Produce Awards.

A huge thank you to ALL the producers who entered and who’ve made it as far as the shortlist.

Produce Awards 2018: North West regional judging

Which products are going through to the national final?

Seven products were selected by the judges to go forward to the national final in October, to be held at London’s Borough Market, and these are:

  1.  The Farm Burscough Ltd Lemon Curd
  2. Grasmere Gingerbread Grasmere Gingerbread
  3. Longley Farm Cottage Cheese
  4. Windsor’s Fruit liqueurs Smugglers Rum Shrub
  5. Windsor’s Fruit Liqueurs Raspberry Gin Liqueur
  6. Windsor’s Fruit Liqueurs Gooseberry Gin Liqueur
  7. Wold Top Brewery Wold Gold

The judges

Carol Wilson – A food writer, author of over ten cookbooks, and a member of the Guild of Food Writers

Clarissa Hyman – Food and travel writer and author, who is also the vice-president of the Guild of Food Writers

Joan Ransley – A food writer and photographer, four times finalist/winner at the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition, and a member of the Guild of Food Writers.

Peter Gott – Wild Boar and rare pig farmer, Founding Trader of Borough Market 1998, and a judge on BBC Food & Farming Awards, and Countryside Alliance.


The shortlist

Farmison & Co

  • Saddleback Pig Victorian Cured Back Bacon

Ginger Bakers

  • Damson Brandy Fruit Cake
  • Chocolate Brodie
  • Westmorland Pepper Cake

Grasmere Gingerbread

  • Grasmere Gingerbread

Hawkshead Relish Company Ltd

  • Black Garlic Ketchup

Longley Farm

  • Cottage Cheese

Lovingly Artisan

  • Sourdough bread

The Farm Burscough Ltd

  • Lemon Curd
  • Courgette Pickle

Windsor’s Fruit Liqueurs

  • Smugglers Rum Shrub
  • Raspberry Gin Liqueur
  • Gooseberry Gin Liqueur

Wold Top Brewery

  • Wold Gold

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