2021 Taste Awards Shortlist

After a week of intense judging which saw many of the county’s food and drink experts deliberating over hundreds of entries, the hotly anticipated Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards shortlist 2021 is finally here!

Whilst many events have enjoyed their return to normality this year, the Taste Awards went one better by receiving a record number of entries into our annual celebration of Yorkshire’s thriving food and drink industry.

The awards, which are the biggest food and drink accolades in the North of England, attracted hundreds of entries from businesses of all shapes and sizes from across the county and we were thrilled to be able to run them once again after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

Judging the entries this year were a panel of industry experts including chefs, broadcasters, writers and buyers all led by head judge Nigel Barden who was joined by chef Steph Moon, and a host of other enthusiastic foodies who carefully worked their way through over 450 entries across a range of categories including Best Pork Pie, Best Bakery, New Business and Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu.

Nigel said: “Having been involved in these awards for a number of years now it’s an absolute pleasure to see them continue to grow year on year and attract new and innovative products and businesses.

“Each year without fail we turn up something exciting that we haven’t seen before and something that blows our socks off and it’s a testament to the resilience and passion of the industry here in Yorkshire that even after the last 18 months, our food and drink producers are still innovating, collaborating and thriving.”

This year’s winners will be announced at a glittering black tie event at the Pavilions of Harrogate on Wednesday 10th November.  Hosted by Nigel and Steph, the event will welcome businesses, producers and sponsors, who will enjoy a drinks reception and specially designed menu featuring many of the shortlisted and winning products. 

The Taste Awards shortlist is available below, and tickets for the award ceremony are also available to buy through this website by visiting the Awards Dinner Tickets page or by clicking on the button below.

Congratulations to all our shortlisted businesses and we look forward to seeing you all at the Pavilions in November!

Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards 2021 – Shortlist

Best Bakery – Sponsored by – Cranswick                            

Bake Yorkshire – Salted Caramel Brownie

Burtree Puddings – Treacle Parkin Pudding & Treacle Toffee Sauce

Lottie Shaw’s – Lottie Shaw’s Seriously Good Mince Pies

Shutishuti – Apple & Blackberry Caramel Tart   

The Yummy Yank – Chocolate Brownie Snaps – Original

Best BeerSponsored by – Shepherds Purse Cheeses

Rudgate Brewery – Ruby Mid

Rudgate Brewery – York Chocolate Stout

The Pennine Brewing Co – Shepherdess Blonde

The Pennine Brewing Co – Yorkshire Greens

Wold Top Brewery – Landmark Lager

Best BeverageSponsored by – The Serious Sweet Company

Dark Woods Coffee – Common Grounds – Barrel Aged Coffee

Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods – Paradise Yorkshire Tonic

Rounton Coffee – Two Stories

Source Climate Change Coffee – Nicaragua Rio Coco Cloud Forest – Home Compostable Capsules

Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice – Traditional Cold Pressed Apple & Raspberry Juice

Best CheeseSponsored by – Booths

Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Buffalo Blue

Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Mrs Bell’s Blue

Yorkshire Pecorino Cheese – Yorkshire Fiore 

Yorkshire Pecorino Cheese – Yorkshire Pecorino Fresco       

Best Confectionery – Sponsored by – TBC                             

Love Brownies – Raspberry Brownie Bon Bon                         

Ryeburn of Helmsley – 15 Chocolate Box               

Sciolti – Elderberry & Liquorice Sambuca Truffles                                     

T C Patisserie – Florentines                          

Best Fish & Seafood – Sponsored by – Platinum HPL                

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Smoked Mackerel            

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Smoked Salmon & Champagne Pate            

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Smoked Trout Fillet             

Staal Smokehouse – Beetroot Cured Smoked Salmon                    

Best Free From – Sponsored by – TBC                      

Charlie & Ivy’s – Charlie & Ivy’s Plant Based Mayonnaise                                      

Geo Middlemiss & Son – Gluten Free Curd Tart                         

The British Premium Sausage Company – Gluten Free Cumberland Sausage 

Voakes – Gluten Free Steak Pie                                                

Wold Top Brewery – Intuition Non Alc Pale Ale <0.5%                               

Best Fresh Meat – Sponsored by – Yorkshire Agricultural Society                     

Herb Fed – Herb Fed Free Range Chicken                                 

Mainsgill Farm – Tomahawk Steak                         

Yorkshire Lean Meat – 40 Day Dry Aged Longhorn Beef Cote De Boeuf                

Monk Fryston Farm Partners – Rack of Grass Fed Hogget    

Best Fresh Produce – Sponsored by – Yorkshire Media                 

Cedar Barn – Strawberries                            

Cedar Barn – Victoria Plums                              

Herbs Unlimited – Lemon Verbena                       

Naturally Grown – Mixed Cherry Tomatoes                      

Best Ice Cream/Dairy – Sponsored by – Reed Boardall              

Burtree Puddings – Panna Cotta                     

Yorkshire Dama Cheese – Sheeps Milk Yoghurt            

Yorvale – Coconut & Chocolate Plant Based Ice Cream                                                   

Yorvale – Yorkshire Lemon Curd Ice Cream                                    

Yummy Yorkshire – Malted Milk Ice Cream                    

Best Pantry – Sponsored by – TBC                                        

Farmhouse Potato Bakers – Bannisters Yorkshire Family Farm Garlic & Rosemary Roasting Potatoes                     

Saffron Tree – Saffron Tree TOGETHER Naan Blend                                        

Saffron Tree – Saffron Tree TOGETHER Spice Blend                                          

Yockenthwaite Farm – Nutty Spelt Not So Sweet Granola                           

Best Pork Pie – Sponsored by – TBC                          

Geo Middlemiss & Son – Pork Pie             

J A Mounfield & Son – 1lb Pork Pie                

Lishman’s of Ilkley – Pork Pie                   

Voakes – Pork & Black Pudding Pork Pie                                   

Best Prepared Meat – Sponsored by – TBC                

Lishman’s of Ilkley – Marmalade Glazed Ham                   

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Bresaola            

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Oak Smoked & Airdried Venison            

Mackenzies Farm Shop – Smoked Black Treacle Bacon            

Swaledale Foods – Calabrian Sausages                      

Best Ready to Eat – Sponsored by – Subrosa                   

Cedar Barn – Caramelised Onion Sausage Roll                              

Cedar Barn – Scotch Egg with Yorkshire Black Pudding                              

J A Mounfield & Son – Family Chicken & Ham Pie                

Toppings Pies – Steak & Horseradish Hot Pie                          

Voakes – Pork, Chicken & Stuffing Pie                                   

Best Savoury Condiment – Sponsored by – Clarion         

Aagrah – Aagrah Lal Piaz Chutney                                   

Geo Middlemiss & Son – Yorkshire Pork Dripping             

T C Patisserie – Piccalilli                          

The Chilli Jam Man – Mild Smoky Chilli Jam                   

The Chilli Jam Man – Mexican Sweet Chilli Sauce                  

Best Spirit – Sponsored by – Marshall Wooldridge                              

Botanic Request – John Robert’s Botanic Request London Dry Gin                       

Bullion Chocolate – The Cocoa Nib Liqueur                    

Fairfax Distillery – Special Edition Fairfax Distillery Rum

Sloemotion – Sloe Gin                             

The Little Red Berry – Blackberry Whisky Liqueur                  

Best Sweet Preserve – Sponsored by – TBC               

Harewood Food & Drink Project – Harewood Honey

Jilly’s Larder – Raspberry & Liquorice Preserve

Rosalind’s Larder – Gooseberry & Tonka Bean Jam                     

Rosalind’s Larder – Limoncello Lemon Curd                     


Non-Product Categories

Best Independent Retailer Sponsored by – CHILLI

Drewton’s Farm Shop

Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop

Mainsgill Farm Shop

Minskip Farm Shop

T. Appleton & Son

Best New Business Sponsored by – Garbutt & Elliott

Humble Pie Cookery Kitchen

John Robert’s Botanic Request

The Larder Club

The Leeds Deli

The Yorkshire Pasta Company

Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu – Sponsored by – Grow Yorkshire

Cedar Barn

Harewood Food & Drink Project

Hinchliffe’s – The Rusty Bull

Love Cheese

The Coniston Hotel – Blossom Kitchen

Best Wholesaler – Sponsored by – TBC

Coffee Care

Class One Fresh Produce

Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers

Rounton Coffee

Local Food Hero – Sponsored by – Masons of Yorkshire                      

Karl & Mandy Avison – Cedar Barn Farm Shop               

Tracey Baty – Three 60 Marketing & PR                             

Rennick Hodgson – Coffee Care                     

David Lishman – Lishman’s of Ilkley                        

Adam & Jennie Palmer – Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil