Halen Môn – Pure Sea Salt PDO (Anglesey)
Trealy Farm Charcuterie – Beech-Smoked Air-Dried Ham (Monmouth)
Mostyn Kitchen Garden – Raspberry Jam (Flintshire)
Conti’s Traditional Ice Cream – Conti’s Traditional Ice Cream (Ceredigion)
Regional judges were chef Shaun Hill from the Michelin-starred Walnut Tree in Abergavenny; award-winning cookbook author, writer and cookery teacher Lindy Wildsmith; and well-known author and retired Director of The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, Elisabeth Luard.
delicious. editor Karen Barnes says: “Our team of expert regional judges assessed entries from some of the finest food producers in the UK. The standard was extraordinarily high, and it was a tough job deciding who would go through to the finals. Our finalists are exceptional and I am looking forward to tasting their produce at the national judging – although I’m not looking forward to having to choose from among so many worthy candidates!
“The reputation of UK food has come so far over the past 10 years – these are exciting times – and delicious. is committed to honouring the hard work, commitment and passion of the people who produce that outstanding food.”
The delicious. Produce Awards will put the UK’s top food heroes centre stage, and winning products and producers will be featured in the October issue of the glossy food magazine.
The national final will be held in London in July. Each of the 80-plus items will be appraised by a stellar line-up of judges including the esteemed teacher, restaurateur and broadcaster Prue Leith CBE, food writer Sophie Grigson, chefs Peter Gordon and Theo Randall and delicious. editor Karen Barnes, who will decide the winners from eight categories and nine regions across the country.
delicious. magazine is an award-winning monthly magazine published by Eye to Eye Media Ltd. Each issue features rigorously tested recipes, showstopper menus, chefs’ recipes and everyday meals and food-related travel, along with the best of fresh British seasonal produce and top food producers.
Headline partner for the awards is leading appliance innovator Fisher & Paykel, which has been leading the world in appliance innovation since 1934. Fisher & Paykel has a design heritage founded on a pioneering spirit and a culture of curiosity that have challenged conventional appliance design, consistently delivering products tailored to meet people’s needs – just one example being the DishDrawer™ dishwasher.
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