Shortlist 2019

The food has been tasted, the drinks have been sipped and the entries whittled down the highly anticipated Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards shortlist for 2019. The Pavilions of Harrogate played host to 3 very full days of judging by a panel of experts who included top chefs, food writers, supermarkets buyers and of course Deliciouslyorkshire favourite BBC Radio 2’s Nigel Barden, who carefully judged each of the several hundred products in turn. The awards, which are now in the 16th year have grown to become the largest and most respected food and drink accolades in the region, and this year is no exception with a huge number of entries from a range of both new and iconic Yorkshire brands.
Nigel, who as Head Judge has been involved with the Taste Awards for a number of years said: “We’ve tasted and judged some fantastic products over the last week.  As ever, the standard has been incredibly high and at times it’s been difficult to decide on a single winner for each category.  The entries are a great reflection of the food and drink scene in Yorkshire and it’s a pleasure to return each year to find it thriving.” As well as Nigel, the panel included local chefs Steph Moon from Rudding Park and Josh Whitehead from the Harewood Food and Drink Project as well as Gilly Robinson from Malton Cookery School and Adrian Boswell from Selfridges in London who made the trip North to sample what the County had to offer.
The winners of this year’s coveted Taste Awards trophies will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the Pavilions of Harrogate on Wednesday 6th November where Nigel will host an evening of champagne, local food and celebration.  Tickets are available to buy online at now HERE And the 2019 shortlisted businesses are: Best Bakery Haxby Bakehouse – Pain de Levain Sourdough Lottie Shaw’s – Savoury Oatmeal Biscuits Tipple Tails – Plum Pudding Topping’s Pies – Salmon, Broccoli & Dill Quiche Best Fresh Produce Bert’s Barrow – Multi-coloured beetroot Class One – Vegetable Box Herbs Unlimited – Speciality Baby Salad Box Herbs Unlimited – Yorkshire Wasabi (Dittanda) Best Fresh Meat British Premium Sausage Company – Bath Pig Traditional Italian Porchetta Herb Fed Poultry – Herb Fed Free Range Chicken Warrendale Wagyu – 8oz Wagyu Chuck Denver Warrendale Wagyu – 8oz Wagyu Dry Aged Sirloin Best Prepared Meat British Premium Sausage Co – Red Wine & Fennel Salami Coins Geo Middlemiss & Son – Yorkshire Biltong Lishman’s of Ilkley – Honey Mustard Glazed Ham Lishman’s of Ilkley – Oak Smoked Back Bacon Best Pork Pie Geo Middlemiss & Son – Pork Pie J A Mounfield & Son Ltd – 1lb Pork Pie Topping’s Pies – Traditional Pork Pie Vale of Mowbray – Piccalilli Pork Pie Best Fish & Seafood JCS Fish Ltd – BigFish Traditional Smoked Salmon JCS Fish Ltd – BigFish Traditional Smoked Sea Trout Noble’s Shellfish & Curing – Hot Smoked Salmon Noble’s Shellfish & Curing – Whitby Cold Smoked Scottish Salmon Best Ready to Eat Saffron Tree – Achari Murg Saffron Tree – Vegetable Korma Yorkshire Pudding Pie Co – Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Garlic, Chilli & Mozzarella Yorkshire Pudding Pie Yorkshire Pudding Pie Co – Wagyu Steak, Red Onion & Blue Cheese Yorkshire Pudding Pie Best Cheese Sheffield Cheesemasters – Yorkshire Poutine Cheese Curds Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Buffalo Blue Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Harrogate Blue Wensleydale Creamery – Yorkshire Wensleydale Best Ice Cream/Dairy Burtree Puddings – Lemon Posset Farmer Copleys – Liquorice & Honey Gelato Ryeburn of Helmsley – Fig & Mascarpone Ice Cream Yorvale – Yorlife Kefir Ice Cream with Sour Cherry Yummy Yorkshire – Dairy Free Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Best Beverage Dark Woods Coffee – Café De Panama La Huella Natural Coffee Hollin House Farm – Whole Milk Kinoko – Citrus Hop Kombucha Source Climate Change Coffee – Organic Biodegradable Single Origin Coffee Capsules – La Sierra Cloud Forest (Mexico) Yorvale – Yorlife Kefir – Natural Best Beer/Cider BAD Co Brewery – Dark Necessities Milk Stout BAD Co Brewery – Off Tempo 03_19 Tropical IPA Pennine Brewery – Celtic Hill Porter Treboom Brewery – Orion’s Belt Oatmeal Stout Best Spirit Harrogate Tipple – Downton Gin Masons Yorkshire Gin – Original Whitby Gin – Original York Gin – York Gin (London Dry) Best Flavoured Spirit/Liqueur Hotham’s Gin School & Distillery – Cardamom Gin Isaac Poad Brewing – Damson & Gin Masons Yorkshire Gin – Lavender Sloemotion – Hedgerow Botanical Vodka Best Savoury Condiment Charlie & Ivy- Garlic, Oregano & Balsamic Bread Dipper Rosalind’s Larder – Piccalilli The Chilli Jam Man – Scotch Bonnet Chilli Jam Wharfe Valley Farms – Smoked Garlic Sugar Free Mayonnaise Best Sweet Preserve     Bert’s Barrow – Strawberry Jam Bessie’s Yorkshire Preserves – Grapefruit & York Gin Marmalade Rosalind’s Larder – Blackberry, Rhubarb & Liquorice Jam Tickle Your Tastebuds – Granny’s Gooseberry Jam Best Confectionery Bear & Mouse Chocolate – Mini Bite Gift Box Crofts Chocolates – Scarborough Salted Caramel Chocolates The Chilli Jam Man – Balls of Steel Roulette Set Por Favour – Fudge Best Free From Geo Middlemiss & Son – Gluten Free Sausage Roll Sugar Therapy – Undeniably Charlotte  Gluten Free Chocolate & Raspberry Bombe The Chilli Jam Man – Simmering Smoky Chilli Jam Wold Top Brewery – Scarborough Fair IPA Best Yorkshire Breakfast Cambridge House, Reeth Devonshire Arms Hotel, Bolton Abbey Estate Newton House, Knaresborough The Barn, Monk Fryston Best Afternoon Tea Devonshire Arms Hotel, Bolton Abbey Estate Farmer Copleys, Pontefract Fodder, Harrogate Spirit of Yorkshire, Hunmanby Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu Cedarbarn Farm Shop, Pickering Devonshire Arms Hotel, Bolton Abbey Estate Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes Best Wholesaler Class One Coffee Care Cryer & Stott Shepcote Best Independent Retailer Cedarbarn Farm Shop Minskip Farm Shop Rafi’s Spicebox, York Gin Shop Best New Business Hotham’s Gin School & Distillery Saffron Tree Storehouse Bar & Eatery The Pig Inn, Country Inn & Events Centre