Produce Awards 2018: North West regional judging
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.
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:
- The Farm Burscough Ltd Lemon Curd
- Grasmere Gingerbread Grasmere Gingerbread
- Longley Farm Cottage Cheese
- Windsor’s Fruit liqueurs Smugglers Rum Shrub
- Windsor’s Fruit Liqueurs Raspberry Gin Liqueur
- Windsor’s Fruit Liqueurs Gooseberry Gin Liqueur
- Wold Top Brewery Wold Gold
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.
- Saddleback Pig Victorian Cured Back Bacon
- Damson Brandy Fruit Cake
- Chocolate Brodie
- Westmorland Pepper Cake
- Grasmere Gingerbread
- Black Garlic Ketchup
- Cottage Cheese
- Sourdough bread
- Lemon Curd
- Courgette Pickle
- Smugglers Rum Shrub
- Raspberry Gin Liqueur
- Gooseberry Gin Liqueur
- Wold Gold