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THE STARS OF THE HAMPSHIRE FOOD SCENE

THE STARS OF THE HAMPSHIRE FOOD SCENE

The results are in and producers across Hampshire are toasting tasty success. Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, the Great Taste Awards are recognised as a benchmark for fine food and drink. Described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world, the Great Taste logo has become a sign that many trusts when buying food and drink.

Months of assessment goes into finding the award-winning products with over 500 judges involved in 62 judging days held from March to July across the UK. The judges gathered to blind taste in teams of 3 or 4 to ensure a balance of expertise, age, and gender.

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Hampshire producers have every reason to be proud having racked up over 70 stars between them. The range of prize-winning products includes charcuterie, cheese, jam, lamb, apple juice, coffee, chocolate and ice cream emphasising the range and quality of local food available in the county.

Tracy Nash, Commercial Manager of local food group, Hampshire Fare, commented: “We know what amazing food we have been produced here in Hampshire and it is great to see this recognised on a national platform. A lot of time, care, passion, and skill goes into making these products and I am so pleased to see the efforts and talents of our producers recognised and rewarded.”

Jen Williams of naked jam was delighted to receive three stars for her Blackcurrant Extra Jam and another star for her Strawberry Extra Jam: “It feels great to have won both these awards. I am particularly happy with the three stars which put me in the top 1% of entries to the awards.”

Hampshire Fare winners:

A Basing Bakes

Leek and Tunworth Quiche – 2 stars

Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake  – 1 star

Ambrose Sausages

Woodland Salami – 2 stars

Anvil Coffee Roasters

Anvil Blend 1 – 3 stars

Anvil Single Origin Brazil Fazenda Samambaia – 1 star

Chalk Stream Foods Ltd

Chalk Stream Foods Smoked Trout Pate – 2 stars

Charlotte Brown’s Handmade

Onion Relish – 2 stars
Piccalilli – 1 star

Farmer’s Choice Free Range

Wild Boar Loin Chops – 2 stars
Pork Lion Rack French Trim – 1 star
Minced lamb – 1 star

Hampshire Cheeses

Winslade – 2 stars

Hill Farm Juice

Cox Apple Juice – 1 star
Hockeys Farm shop

Hockey’s Farm Shop rare breed British Lop hand of pork – 2 stars

 Jude’s Ice Cream

Mango Sorbet – 3 stars

Caramel Pecan Dairy Ice Cream – 2 stars
Gin & Tonic Dairy Ice Cream – 2 stars

Very Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream – 1 star
Truly Chocolate Dairy Ice Cream – 1 star

Lisa’s Larder

Shoulder of Keyhaven Mutton – 3 stars

Rack of Keyhaven Lamb – 2 stars
Leg of Keyhaven Hogget – 2 stars
Keyhaven Lamb Barnsley Chops – 1 star

Laverstoke Park Farm
Organic Buffalo Mozzarella – 2 star

Laverstoke Park Salted Caramel Ice Cream – 2 stars
Laverstoke Park Earl Grey Ice Cream – 2 stars

Laverstoke Park Cardamom Ice Cream – 2 stars
Laverstoke Park Chocolate Ice Cream -1 star

Lyburn Farmhouse Cheese

Old Winchester Extra Mature – 2 stars
Stoney Cross – 2 stars

Lightly Oak Smoked – 2 stars

Moonroast Coffee

Moonshot Blend – 1 star

 

MoMo’s Handmade Artisan Preserves

Clementine and Cointreau Marmalade – 1 star

 

Naked Jam

Blackcurrant Extra Jam – 3 stars
Strawberry Extra Jam – 1 star

New Forest Ice Cream Ltd

Lime & Coconut Sorbet – 2 stars
Dairy Coconut Ice Cream – 1 star
Gin and Pink Grapefruit Sorbet – 1 star

Owtons
Spicy Meatballs – 1 star
Readitional pork sausages -1 star

Summerdown Farm

Summerdown Chocolate Peppermint Crisps – 1 star
Chocolate Peppermint Cream Dominoes – 1 star
Two Hoots Cheese
Loddon Blewe – 2 stars
Barkham Blue – 2 stars

The Tomato Stall
Pure Isle of Wight Tomato Passata – 1 star

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Wessex Wild Plum Company

Golden Bullace Liqueur – 2 stars

 

Yarty Cordials

Blueberry and Basil – 1 star

 

Visit www.hampshirefare.co.uk to discover where you can try and buy products from these winners.