Great Taste Award Winners 2010

The results of the 2010 Great Taste Awards, run by Somerset-based Guild of Fine Food, have been announced.

It was another strong performance by Leicestershire & Rutland producers, with Quenby Hall and Long Clawson Blue Stilton winning three gold medals, the highest award possible.
Elsewhere, Melton Mowbray pie-makers Dickinson & Morris scooped three awards, and several smaller outfits received recognition. See below for all the local winners.
The formal Great Taste Awards Presentation Evening takes place on Monday September 6 at Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly, London. Tickets are priced at £65 for non-Guild members.

Leicestershire & Rutland 2010 award winners…

THREE GOLD STARS
Blue Stilton cheese by Long Clawson Dairy
Blue Stilton Wedges by Quenby Hall, Hungarton

TWO GOLD STARS
Home-Produced Fresh Lamb by The Mushroom Basket, Packington
Blend of Wheat Flour and Seeds by Claybrooke Mill, Claybrooke Magna
Uncured Pork, Turkey and Ham Pie topped with Sage and Onion Stuffing by Walkers Charnwood Bakery of Beaumont Leys, Leicester
Medium Pork Pie by Dickinson & Morris, Melton Mowbray
Lime & Chilli Chutney by Simtom Foods, Desford

ONE GOLD STAR
Fruity Cordial with Real Blackcurrant and Apple Juice by Belvoir Fruit Farms, Belvoir
Large Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Mini Pork Pies and Buffet Pork Pies by Dickinson & Morris, Melton Mowbray
Handmade Lemon Cake with Spanish Lemon Fresh Cream and Dusted Sugar by Vittles Foods, Leicester
Traditional Swiss Recipe Carrot Cake by Vittles Foods, Leicester
Raspberry Isotonic Sports Drink with no artificial flavours of colours by Cott Beverages, UK arm based in Kegworth
Bacon by Northfield Farm, Cold Overton
Seeded Spelt Crackers by Fosters Traditional Foods, Market Harborough
Chicken in Stilton & Celery Sauce by Clarkes of Queniborough
Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce by Simton Foods, Desford

Great Taste Awards star system...
The following text is taken from the Great Taste Awards website:
One star = Close to perfect
Two stars = Faultless
Three stars = Wow, you must taste this


Long Clawson Blue Stilton.

Quenby Hall.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.