Great Taste 2021 awards

THREE outstanding meat products from the South West have received the coveted three stars in the newly announced 2021 Great Taste Awards.

The world’s leading food award scheme attracts entries from around the world. This year 14,113 different products, from 108 countries, were judged at the Gillingham HQ of organisers the Guild of Fine Food, and the Guild’s London home in Southwark.

A total of 5,383 products received one, two or three Great Taste stars. Of these, 497 are based in the South West, including three stars for Capreolus Fine Foods’  Venison and Pork Chorizo, 28-day dry aged organic rib of beef from traditional breeds in Okehampton by Eversfield Organic; and Coombe Farm Organics’ leg of lamb on the bone, produced using grass-fed organic Lleyn sheep in Crewkerne.

The 355 judges, including food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, retail buyers, cooks, producers, food writers, journalists and social media influencers, took place, socially distanced, over  86 days in London and Dorset.

Regardless of branding or packaging, each product is judged on a level playing field, according to its texture, appearance, composition and taste.

Every Great Taste award-winning product will now be able to display the unmistakable black and gold logo, a stamp of excellence that is recognised by retailers and consumers alike.

The three-star products are judged again to find this year’s regional Golden Fork Trophy winners and the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2021. The final results will be announced at the Great Taste Golden Fork Reception on Sunday 17th October, at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate following the first day of Fine Food Show North, a trade-only exhibition organised by the Guild of Fine Food.