North Yorkshire family rapeseed oil producer wins national taste award

The team at a North Yorkshire family rapeseed oil producer is celebrating after winning a coveted Two Gold Stars at the prestigious Great Taste 2014 awards.
Thixendale based Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s Oak Smoked Rapeseed Oil won a coveted two star accolade in the world’s largest and most rigorous food awards scheme that involved over 400 judges and thousands of hours of blind tasting.
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s Adam Palmer, who collaborated with East Yorkshire businessman Justin Staal from Staal Smokehouse to smoke the oil that is grown on Wolds chalk, said: “Our Oak Smoked Rapeseed Oil has only been available for a few months so we’re delighted that its taste and quality has been rewarded in these awards.”
Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, Great Taste is the largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for speciality and fine food & drink. Established in 1994, it encourages and mentors artisan food producers, offering a unique benchmarking and product evaluation service leading to an independent accreditation that enables small food and drink businesses to compete against supermarket premium own label brands. In total more than 12 judges will have tasted and commented on each product.