By The Artisan Kitchen, Aug 5 2018 03:39PM
The Artisan Kitchen is among some of the top winners of this years Great Taste Awards 2018
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of over 12,600 products to be judged,The Artisan Kitchen from Gloucester was awarded 2 x 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour / 10 x 2-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it above and beyond delicious / 4 x 3-star Great Taste award, which means the product was described by judges as extraordinarily tasty] for its 4 new marmalades. Seville Orange Marmalade Vino de naranja, Sweet Orange & Passion fruit marmalade, Blood Orange Marmalade Vino de naranja & Tarocco Blood Orange marmalade
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is vinegar, granola, bacon or cheese being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.
There were 12,634 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 192 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,207 received a 2-star and 3,254 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges this year included; MasterChef 2018 champion, Kenny Tutt, chef and food writer, Elly Curshen, eco chef and food writer, Tom Hunt, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, baker Tom Herbert, author and blogger, Izy Hossack, and baker and recipe writer, Martha Collison, as well as food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges and Sourced Market. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the Great Taste 2018 Supreme Champion.
The Artisan Kitchen has been nominated for a Golden fork for its Seville Orange Marmalade Vino de Naranja. The judges at this years awards said " A wake you up get out of bed marmalade. Rich & full of character - zesty, fruity, full of the whole essence of fruit. The wine gives a full rich flavour thats very mouth filling & satisfying. Absolutely delicious!
Great Taste 2018 will reach its exciting finale on Sunday 2 September, when the world of fine food gathers at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London to find out the Great Taste Golden Fork trophy winners for each region, with the final applause reserved for the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2018.
Facts and figures about Great Taste 2018:
Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers
A record breaking 12,634 different products were entered in 2018
Over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, cooks, producers and a host of food writers, journalists and social media influencers, blind taste each product
Judging took place at the following locations:
Guild HQ in Gillingham, Dorset, as well several other Dorset venues
The Guild of Fine Food’s London home, No. 42 Southwark Street, SE1
3,254 awarded 1-star
1,207 awarded 2-star
192 awarded 3-star
The Artisan Kitchens awards for 2018
GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2018
NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN FORK
GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2018
3 STAR GOLD - SEVILLE MARMALADE VINO DE NARANJA
3 STAR GOLD - SWEET ORANGE PASSION FRUIT MARMALADE
3 STAR GOLD - TAROCCO BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE
3 STAR GOLD - BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE VINO DE NARANJA
2 STAR GOLD - PINK GRAPEFRUIT MARMALADE
2 STAR GOLD - GIN & TONIC CITRUS MARMALADE
2 STAR GOLD - LEMON PASSION FRUIT MARMALADE
2 STAR GOLD - BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE APEROL
2 STAR GOLD - PINK GIN MARMALADE
2 STAR GOLD - SEVILLE MARMALADE OLOROSSO SHERRY
2 STAR GOLD - SEVILLE ORANGE MARMALADE AMONTILLADO SHERRY
2 STAR GOLD - GLOUCESTER MARMALADE
2 STAR GOLD - BLAISDON RED PLUM JAM
2 STAR GOLD - SOUR CHERRY JAM
1 STAR GOLD - SEVILLE MARMALADE ITALIAN BITTERS
1 STAR GOLD - BLACKCURRANT SLOE GIN JAM