2022 Taste Awards Finalists

After a week of intense judging with a panel of industry experts including chefs, food writers, buyers and critics, more than 300 entries were whittled down to this year’s much anticipated list of finalists.

Spread across 24 categories including Best Beer, Pork Pie, Bakery, Fish, Meat and Spirits, the Taste Awards, which are now in their 18th year also include a number of non-product categories including Best Yorkshire Wholesaler and Best New Business.

Head Judge, BBC Broadcaster and artisan food expert Nigel Barden said: “Yet again Yorkshire has come up trumps! Thanks to a record number of entries again this year we’ve had the pleasure of judging a huge variety of top-quality Yorkshire food, drink and businesses and as ever, narrowing it down into a shortlist for each category has been a challenge!” 

Jointly headline sponsored by the University of York School for Business and Society and FixOurFood, this year’s winners will be announced at a glittering black-tie event at the Pavilions of Harrogate on Wednesday 9th November where Nigel Barden, alongside Chef Consultant Steph Moon will host an evening of celebration featuring a menu including many of the shortlisted products.

The Awards ceremony will also see the announcement of this year’s Yorkshire Food Hero Award, presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond to promote and champion the county’s food and drink industry as well as the 2022 Taste Awards Champion Product awarded to the entry who this year’s judging panel deemed to be the stand out product of the year.  

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

Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards 2022 Finalists

Best Bakery Product 

Sponsored by Cranswick

  • Mackenzies Farm Shop – Rosemary & Sundried Tomato Focaccia
  • Florian Poirot – Orange & Passion Fruit Cake
  • Burtree Puddings – Golden Syrup Pudding with Sticky Syrup Sauce
  • The Yummy Yank – Carrot Cake Loaf
  • Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop – Eccles Cake

Best Beer or Cider 

Sponsored by Shepherds Purse Cheeses

  • Harrogate Brewing Co – Harrogate Best Bitter
  • Rudgate Brewery – York Chocolate Stout
  • Wold Top Brewery – Scarborough Fair
  • Pennine Brewing Co – Heartland

Best Cold Beverage 

Sponsored by The Serious Sweet Company

  • The Organic Pantry – Carrot, Turmeric & Ginger Cold Pressed Juice
  • Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice – Cloudy Apple Juice
  • Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods – Premium Yorkshire Tonic
  • Myth Drinks – Myth Coconut Alcohol Free Cane Spirit

Best Hot Beverage       

Sponsored by The Serious Sweet Company

  • Dark Woods Coffee – Colombia El Placer 100% Pink Bourbon “Session Culturing”
  • Dark Woods Coffee – Yemen Fawaz Ali Wahab Natural
  • Casa Espresso – Decaf Colombia Popayan Reserve Sugar Cane Process
  • Rounton Coffee Roasters – El Salvador  – Bosque Lya
  • Rounton Coffee Roasters – Daybreak Blend

Best Cheese 

  • Yorkshire Pecorino Cheese – Yorkshire Pecorino Fiore
  • Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Yorkshire Blue
  • Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Mrs Bell’s Salad Cheese
  • Yorkshire Pecorino Cheese – Yorkshire Ricotta

Best Confectionery

  • Ollie Morris Artisan Chocolates – Ollie’s Deluxe Box of 24
  • Cocoa Drop – Mixed 8 Classic Chocolates
  • Ryeburn of Helmsley – 9 Chocolate Box
  • Florian Poirot – Red Fruit Tea and Chocolate Macaron

Best Fish and Seafood   

Sponsored by Platinum Print

  • Ali Bilton Cooks – Asian Style Potted Crab and Brown Shrimp
  • Ali Bilton Cooks – Fish Pie
  • Mackenzies Farm Shop – Double Smoked Smoked Salmon
  • Staal Smokehouse – Cold Smoked Trout
  • Yolk Farm – Proper Fish Pie

Best Free From

  • Burtree Puddings – Gluten Free Christmas Pudding with Brandy & Cider
  • NORTHERN BL°C Ice Cream – Chocolate Collection
  • Geo Middlemiss & Son – Gluten Free Yorkshire Steak & Potato Pie
  • Yorvale – Coconut & Chocolate Plant Based Ice Cream
  • The Rustic Baking Company – Crunchy Peanut Butter Flapjack

Best Fresh Meat         

Sponsored by Yorkshire Agricultural Society

  • Monk Fryston Organics – Traditionally Reared Yorkshire Trimmed Hogget Rack
  • Herb Fed Ltd – Free Range Bronze Turkey
  • Soanes Poultry – Grain Fed Chicken
  • Tunstall Meat Company – Lamb Chop
  • Monk Fryston Organics – Traditionally Reared Individual Hogget Neck Fillets

Best Fresh Produce      

Sponsored by Yorkshire Media

  • Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Café – Home-Grown Fruit Selection
  • The Organic Pantry – Sweetcorn 
  • Annabel’s Deliciously British – Annabel’s Deliciously British Fresh Strawberries
  • Herbs Unlimited – Olive Herb Plant
  • Axholme – Microgreens, Microherbs & Edible Flowers

Best Ice Cream/Dairy 

Sponsored by Reed Boardall

  • Yorkshire Dama Cheese – Labneh
  • Ryeburn of Helmsley – Blackcurrant Sorbet
  • Burtree Puddings – Lemon Posset
  • Ryeburn of Helmsley – Mango Ripple
  • Yorvale – Sea Salted Caramel Real Dairy Ice Cream

Best Pantry

  • Side Oven Bakery – Winter Indulgence – Organic Granola with Chocolate, Orange & Almond
  • Yockenthwaite Farm – Fruity Nutty Granola
  • Henderson’s – Henderson’s Relish
  • Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil – Oak Smoked Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil

Best Pork Pie 

  • Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop – Individual Pork Pie
  • Lishman’s of Ilkley – Pork Pie
  • Hopkins Butchers – Hopkins Classic Pork Pie
  • J A Mounfield & Son – 1lb Pork Pie

Best Prepared Meat

  • Staal Smokehouse – Twice Smoked Duck Breast
  • Lishman’s of Ilkley – York Air Dried Ham
  • Porcus People – Todmorden Gin Salami
  • Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop – Dry Cured Plain Back Bacon
  • Lishman’s of Ilkley – Champion Pork Sausage
  • Crimple – Caramelised Onion & Mozzarella Burger

Best Ready to Eat        

Sponsored by Subrosa

  • J A Mounfield & Son – Family Chicken & Ham Pie
  • Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Café – Dirty Piggy Pizza
  • Rosalind’s Larder – Borek
  • Villa Farm Shop & Café – Chicken Scotch Egg
  • Bannisters Yorkshire Family Farm – Hasselback Baked Potatoes

Best Savoury Condiment

  • Calder’s Kitchen – Sillylilli
  • Annabel’s Deliciously British – Annabel’s Deliciously British Strawberry Chilli Chutney
  • Town End Farm Shop – Chorizo Jam
  • Proper Nutty – Proper Nutty Slightly Salted Peanut Butter
  • Rosalind’s Larder – Gooseberry Chutney

Best Sweet Preserve

  • Just Delicious – Strawberry Jam
  • Rosebud Preserves – Kentish Apricot Jam
  • Florian Poirot – Pear & Vanilla Jam
  • Raydale Foods – Summer Fruits Jam with Sloe Gin

Best Wine or Spirits     

Sponsored by Marshall Wooldridge

  • Whittaker’s Distillery – Whittaker’s Original Gin
  • Rudgate Brewery – Yorkshire Gin
  • Stuzzi – Stuzzi Gin Per Negroni
  • Nidhoggr Mead Co. – Ginger Mead
  • Ryedale Vineyards – Yorkshire Lad
  • Ellers Farm Distillery – Dutch Barn Vodka

Best Independent Retailer 

Sponsored by CHILLI

  • Yolk Farm
  • Farmison & Co
  • Drewton’s
  • Farmer Copleys Farm Shop
  • Lishman’s of Ilkley
  • Town End Farm Shop

Best New Business  

Sponsored by TRUEfoods

  • Nidhoggr Mead Co.
  • Ellers Farm Distillery 
  • Ginger Health Foods
  • The Homestead Kitchen

Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu    

Sponsored by Grow Yorkshire

  • The Clarendon
  • The Homestead Kitchen
  • Blacker Hall Farm Shop
  • Yolk Farm
  • Mackenzies Farm Shop

Best Wholesaler

  • Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers
  • Rounton Coffee Roasters
  • Acorn Dairy
  • Just Desserts
  • Casa Espresso Coffee Roasters