Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018: Product/Producer of the Year
PUBLISHED: 10:28 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:18 19 October 2018
This award for 'Product/Producer of the Year' recognises local producers whose passion for Somerset produce is at the heart of their business
The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards are one of the biggest events in the local calendar and it is hugely anticipated by the region’s food and drink industry all year round.
These awards recognise our vital Somerset food and drink industry and give recognition to the producers, growers, suppliers and hospitality venues in our wonderful county.
Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of the ‘Product/Producer of the Year’, sponsored by Porter Dodson.
Handmade in Bleadon, Nutts Scotch Eggs can be found at many a farmers market, food fair and local deli’s in the South West. Judges noted that husband and wife team are incredibly passionate about their product with over 30 flavours on offer. Those tried were described as a bite of ‘Somerset heaven’ with perfectly runny orange yokes. Ingredients used are sourced only from local suppliers and the packaging is zero plastic and fully recyclable.
Found in Isle Brewers the Sausage Shed hand make their sausages and pork cuts. All sausages are produced by hand and the filling well mixed to integrate the necessary fats with the lean mince for a crisp cooked sausage with a very enjoyable taste and texture. Judges were impressed with the business’ willingness to welcome all locals into their premises where the sausages are handmade so that they can directly purchase sausages or put in a bespoke order.
Granny Gothards team of seven can be found busily making their 136 hand made flavours of ice cream and sorbets in Stoke St. Gregory. With milk and cream sourced from the Gothards’ farm they couldn’t get closer to fresh produce. Owner Amanda will use local suppliers to flavour her products wherever possible to create ‘simply the best ice cream we had ever tasted’ judges noted. With recognition as far as Dubai, Granny Gothards is flying the Somerset food flag far and wide without loosing their roots.
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Want to find out who won last year? Click here to see the winners of the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2017.