Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers Allerton Bywater is celebrating the news that its Rhuby Crumble has wowed judges in Great Taste 2013 by being awarded Gold Star in the world’s largest and most rigorous food awards scheme involving over 400 judges and thousands of hours of blind tasting.
Great Taste is simply about taste, not clever branding or smart packaging. Judges are presented with, for example, a piece of cheese, a pie or a little dish of chutney, 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.
Winning a Great Taste gold star is a massive achievement for us, especially as this is the first time we have entered! We have created an amazing cheese using Wakefield forced rhubarb & vanilla pod blended into a crumbly Wensleydale style cheese. We really had faith that this was worthy of an award, after a lot of excellent feedback from our customers across different sectors from farmshops, deli’s, hotels, restaurants. To celebrate we will be giving our customers a 5% discount on the cheese & also running a tasting event in our own food hall Samuel Valentine. explains Jemma Flowers Business Development Manager
Out of almost 10,000 products entered into Great Taste 2013 just 125 have been awarded 3-star. All 3-star products have been re-judged by a panel including Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Champion, food buyers from Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Whole Food Markets and Michelin Star chef Russell Brown who have together decided on the 2013 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners as well as the new 2013 Supreme Champion.
Finally on Monday, 9 September, at a nail-biting Awards’ Dinner at the Royal Gardens 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 2013.