Great Taste 2014 reveals new stars and Greedy Little Pig ““ New House Farm (Holmfirth) Ltd is a winner

The world’s largest blind-tasted food awards Great Taste, has just released the stars of 2014 and Greedy Little Pig is amongst the producers celebrating as four of our products are now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo. They include Greedy Little Pig Chorizo, Greedy Little Pig Yorkshire Ham Chorizo, Greedy Little Pig Smoked Ham Hock Rilletts and Greedy Little Pig Sage & Black Pepper Thick Breakfast Sausage.

Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute, farmers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. When a product wears a Great Taste label it carries a badge of honour but more importantly, the Great Taste logo is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product ““ and hundreds of judges have worked hard to discover the very best through hours and hours of blind-tasting a total of 10,000 different foods and drink.

Although we are a relatively new business, our products have received great feedback from Chefs and Restaurant Owners over the last two years. It is fantastic that so many of our products were awarded stars this year. This type of recognition from the Guild of Fine Food will certainly help our business expand in the future as customers actively look for the Great Taste Logo. I am especially proud of this achievement as the Pork we use in our products is reared on our own Farm in Hade Edge, just outside Holmfirth. Knowing that the products you create from Field to Fork are recognised in this way is a superb feeling. I am looking forward to promoting more Yorkshire Pork products around the UK in the coming months, explains Carl Slingsby, Managing Director

Great Taste is simply about taste, not clever branding or smart packaging. Judges are presented with a spoonful of jam, a pie, a slice of salami, or a cup of espresso, with no wrappings, jars or marks ““ and they taste, confer and re-taste before making the decision on whether a product should be a 1-, 2- or 3-star winner. In total more than 12 judges will have tasted and commented on each product.

This year a massive 10,000 products entered into Great Taste and of those products, 153 have been awarded 3-star. A panel of supremely talented judges including; Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Champion, BBC Food Programme presenter Sheila Dillon, Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, MasterChef 2013 Natalie Coleman, food buyers from Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Whole Food Markets, and chefs including Michelin Star chef Russell Brown have together re-judged and tasted yet again the 3-star winners to finally agree on the 2014 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners as well as the new 2014 Supreme Champion.

Finally on Monday, 8 September, at a nail-biting Awards’ Dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel, London, the great and the good from the world of fine food will gather to hear who has won the Golden Fork Awards and the final applause will be reserved for the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2014.