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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. pig 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 ·
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.