Produce Awards 2018: South West regional judging

The South West regional delicious. Produce Awards 2018 judging in association with Fisher & Paykel was hosted at Taste of the South on 21 July.

The expert team of judges taste-tested their way through all the fabulous shortlisted products (see below) 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: South West regional judging

Which products are going through to the national final? 

The standard of the entries was high, with 30 products being selected to go through to the national final in October, to be held at London’s Borough Market.

  1. Swoon Nocciola (Hazlenut) Gelato
  2. Swoon Raspberry Sorbetto
  3. Buttermilk Confections Caramel Sea Salt Crumbly Fudge
  4. Ramsbury Brewery & Distilling Co Gin
  5. Ramsbury Brewery & Distilling Co Vodka
  6. Ann’s Pasties Cornish Pasty
  7. Stroud Brewery S’wheat American Wheat Beer
  8. Stroud Brewery Premium Organic Lager
  9. Stroud Brewery Alederflower Pale Ale
  10. Stroud Brewery Hop Drop Pale Ale
  11. field&flower Cote de Boeuf
  12. field&flower Premium Chicken, Lemon, Garlic & Thyme Sausages
  13. Tracklements Strong Horseradish Cream
  14. Primrose Herd Smoked Back Bacon
  15. Primrose Herd Traditional Breed Shoulder of Pork
  16. Primrose Herd Cornish Hogs Pudding
  17. Seafood & Eat It Cornish Crab Pot With Trewithen Gin
  18. Seafood & Eat It Fifty Fifty Crab
  19. Seafood & Eat It Cornish Crab Pots with Brown Shrimp
  20. Seafood & Eat It Crab Salsa
  21. Seafood & Eat It Crab Rillettes
  22. The Donhead Apple Company English Sparkling Wine Methode Traditionelle
  23. The Donhead Apple Company Donhead Craft Cider
  24. Trewithen Dairy Cornish Clotted Cream
  25. Rodda’s Classic Churned Cornish Butter
  26. Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream
  27. Porlock Bay Oysters
  28. Sharpham Park Organic Pearled Spelt
  29. Artisan Malt Vinegar Company Artisan Malt Vinegar
  30. Hobbs House Bakery Organic Wild White Sourdough

 

The judges

Charlie Turnbull – A cheese specialist who is the Director of the Academy of Cheese, sits on the board of the Guild of Fine Food, and an online retailer and wholesaler of speciality foods.

Mary Macneal – Co-director of Mad For Food, co-ordinating Food and Drink Expo facilities and a beef farmer for over 20 years.

 

The shortlist 

Ann’s Pasties

  • The Cornish Pasty

Artisan Malt Vinegar Company 

  • Artisan Malt Vinegar

Buttermilk Confections Ltd

  • Caramel Sea Salt Crumbly Fudge

field&flower

  • Premium Chicken, Lemon, Garlic & Thyme Sausages
  • Cote de Boeuf

Ginsters

  • Steak & Tribute Ale Pasty
  • Chicken & Bacon Pasty
  • Piri Piri Chicken Slice
  • Katsu Chicken Slice
  • Moroccan Vegetable Pasty
  • Cornish Pasty
  • Cornish Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Pasty

Hobbs House Bakery

  • Organic Wild White Sourdough

Porlock Bay Oysters

  • Oysters

Primrose Herd

  • Smoked Back Bacon
  • Cornish Hogs Pudding
  • Traditional Breed Shoulder of Pork
  • Chorizo Style Sausage

Ramsbury Brewery & Distilling Co. Ltd

  • Ramsbury Gin
  • Ramsbury Vodka
  • Cold Smoked Wild Venison
  • Black Gold Rapeseed Oil

Rodda’s Creamery

  • Cornish Butter
  • Cornish Clotted Cream

Seafood & Eat It

  • Cornish Crab Pot with Trevethan Cornish Gin
  • Cornish Crab Rillettes
  • Cornish Crab Salsa
  • Cornish Crab Pot with Brown Shrimp
  • Cornish Fifty Fifty Crab

Sharpham Park

  • Organic Pearled Spelt

Stroud Brewery Ltd

  • Alederflower Pale Ale
  • S’Wheat American Wheat Beer
  • Hop Drop Pale Ale

Swoon Gelato Ltd

  • Nocciola (Hazlenut) Gelato
  • Lampone (raspberry) Sorbetto

The Donhead Apple Company 

  • Donhead Craft Cider
  • English Sparkling Cider (Methode Traditionelle)

The Great British Biscotti Co

  • Red Onion Marmalade & Walnut Biscotti

The Tracklement Co Ltd

  • Strong Horseradish Cream

Trewithen Dairy

  • Cornish Clotted Cream

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