Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Company, from Delph House Dairy Farm near Huddersfield, has received a prestigious Great Taste Award for its ice cream.
The artisan ice cream producer has been awarded a one star Gold rating for its White Chocolate & Cherry Ripple ice cream which it launched earlier this year.
The Great Taste Awards organised by the Guild of Fine Food are acknowledged by producers, retailers and consumers as the definitive, independent benchmark for speciality food and drink. They have been described as ‘the Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker Prize’.
The artisan ice cream producer, which supplies gastro pubs, farm shops, visitor attractions and restaurants across the region, created the flavour as an addition to its chocolate range and felt the combination of the white Belgian chocolate and the deep red wild cherries was a winning taste and visual combination. The judges awarded the flavour based on three factors; its appearance, texture and taste and described it as ‘a smooth ice cream with a lovely cherry ripple.’
The 2012 Great Taste Awards saw more than 2,500 companies enter a total of 8,807 products, which were blind tasted by 350 independent experts comprising key buyers, retailers, chefs and food writers. Foods are judged by at least three different judging panels at three different venues over a period of 45 days.
It is the fourth consecutive year in which Yummy Yorkshire has won a Great Taste Award, bringing its total number of awards by the Guild of Fine Food to six.
Jeremy Holmes, Co-founder of Yummy Yorkshire, says: “Winning a Great Taste Award is a major achievement for a small, family run business like ours as it is one of the most trusted benchmarks for fine food and drink. The awards are carried out in a totally un-biased way, and judged on taste and texture by industry experts, who give full credit where it’s due.
“We have gained a lot of recognition and new customers from our GTA wins over the past four years and are hoping that this year’s award will have a similarly positive effect on the business.”