Deliciouslyorkshire has drawn up the much-anticipated list of product finalists in its 2013 Deliciouslyorkshire Awards this week ““ with everything from goat ice-cream, Yorkshire green garlic and edible flowers on the shortlist.

The crack team of eight judges ““ which includes head judge and BBC radio and television food and drink presenter Nigel Barden, food critics from The Press and Yorkshire Post and chefs Neil Nugent and Matthew Benson Smith ““ made it their mission to find the crème de la crème of Yorkshire products, and have now whittled it down to 47 top contenders.

“It’s been an amazingly nourishing few weeks, taste-testing all the fantastic produce and hospitality this county has to offer,” says Nigel Barden. “As usual, it’s been incredibly tough narrowing it down to just four contenders in each category, but we feel these producers genuinely represent all that’s great and gourmet about Yorkshire and deserve their place in the final – congratulations to everyone who’s got this far!”

Mystery dining for the best business categories – which include Best Yorkshire Breakfast, Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea, Best Use of Local Produce on a Hotel or Restaurant Menu, Best Independent Retailer and Best Wholesaler/Distributor – are still ongoing and the shortlist will be announced later in the month.

Winners of the best product and best business categories will be announced at the glitzy black tie awards ceremony on Wednesday 25th September at York’s National Rail Museum, where guests will be treated to a delicious dinner made with Yorkshire’s finest local produce.

The full Awards 2013 shortlist product categories is as follows:

Best Bakery
Harrogate Food Company ““ Sticky Toffee Pudding
Lottie Shaw ““ Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin
Burtree Puddings ““ Orange Marmalade Pudding
Just Desserts ““ Curd Tart

Best Fresh Produce
Herbs Unlimited ““ Edible Flowers
Yorkshire Garlic/Copperwheat Agriculture ““ Yorkshire Green Garlic
Cedarbarn Farm shop ““ Fresh Vegetables
Swillington Organic ““ Organic Garden Share

Best Fresh Meat
Swillington Organic ““ Free Range Organic Chicken
Eat Great Meat ““ Fillet Steak
Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop ““ Home reared rump steak

Best Prepared Meat
Heck Foods ““ Chicken Italia Sausage
British Premium Sausage Company ““ Ian’s Meaty Balls
British Premium Sausage Company ““ Yorkshire Chorizo
The Farmer’s Cart ““ Pork Chipolatas

Best Fish
Staal Smokehouse ““ Hot Smoked Trout
Chapman’s Seafoods ““ Smoked Haddock Florentine Tart
Staal Smokehouse ““ Cold Smoked Salmon
Ye Old Sun Inn ““ Smoked Salmon

Best Drink
York Brewery ““ Minster
Sloe Motion ““ Sloe Whiskey
Sloe Motion ““ Sloe Port
Little Red Berry Co ““ Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur

Best Savoury Condiment
Aaagrah ““ Mango Chutney with Saffron
Mercers of Yorkshire ““ Yorkshire Chutney
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil ““ Smoked Chilli Dressing
Womersley ““ Raspberry and Apple Balsamic Vinegar

Best Sweet Preserve
Shibden Mill Inn ““ Lemon Curd
Raisthorpe Manor ““ Sloe Port Jelly
Mercers of Yorkshire ““ Blackcurrant Conserve
Mercers of Yorkshire ““ Luxury Strawberry and Champagne Preserve

Best Confectionery
Sciolti Chocolates ““ Sea Buckthorn Truffle
Sciolti Chocolates ““ Cocoa Nibs and Seasalt Bar
Yorkshire Fudge Company ““ Traditional Fudge
Sciolti Chocolates ““ Orange and Chilli Bar

Best Dairy
Yummy Yorkshire Ice-cream ““ Toffee and Cherry Ice cream
Yummy Yorkshire Ice-cream ““ Hazelnut Ice cream
St Helen’s Farm ““ Natural Yoghurt
St Helen’s Farm ““ Goat’s Milk Ice cream

Best Ready to Eat
Nib Nibs ““ Mini Nibs
Yorkshire Crisps ““ Sweet Cured Ham and Pickle Crisps
Good Soup Company ““ Spicy Carrot Soup
Hinchliffe’s Farm shop ““ Small Pork Pie

Best New Product
Jollyum ““ Dairy Free Frozen Dessert Range
St Helen’s Farm ““ Goat’s Milk Ice cream
British Premium Sausage ““ Yorkshire Made Italian Salami
Keelham Farm Shop ““ Pick of the Picnic Range