After a record number of entries into this year’s Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards, each needing to be munched, nibbled, quaffed and deliberated by our panel of expert judges, the results are in and the lucky finalists have been announced!

Deliciouslyorkshire, the county’s Regional Food Group who organise the awards were delighted with the response from regional producers who entered their products this year in their droves.

This year’s judging panel, made up of food industry critics and experts, chefs and supermarkets buyers had the almost impossible task of deciding which products and businesses would make the final cut.

Deliciouslyorkshire Marketing Manager Helen Miles said: “The response from local food and drink producers has been fantastic. The record number of products entered along with the very obviously high standard are a great endorsement of the high regard the Taste Awards are held in and that local businesses really want to win! The Awards are a great showcase of the fantastic and diverse food and drink scene throughout Yorkshire and we are proud as an organization to be able to highlight their hard work and creativity in this way. Those who didn’t make the shortlist may be disappointed however all entrants will have access to the judges feedback following the announcement of the winners at the awards ceremony.”

The Taste Awards have this year again attracted some high profile sponsors, demonstrating just how important local food and drink is to the economy, with many businesses from the region and beyond stepping up to show their support including main sponsor Asda whose head office is based in Leeds.

The winners of each category will be announced at a glamourous and glitzy awards celebration on Wednesday 21st October at Pavilions of Harrogate. Tickets for the event cost £55 per person, (including a drinks reception and 3 course locally sourced meal) and are available to buy online now at

Bakery – in association with The Co-operative
Burtree Puddings – Rich Flapjack
Sawley Kitchen – Rhubarb & Custard shortbread
Lottie Shaw’s – Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin Biscuits
Miss Friday: Peanut Butter and Caramel Chocolate Brownie
Best Fresh Produce – in association with Ibbotsons Produce
Home Harvest Salads Limited – Living Salads
Bert’s Barrow: Fruit, Veg and Salad Box
Home Harvest Salads Limited – Asda Grower’s Selection British Basil
Best Fresh Meat – in association with Verner Wheelock Associates
BW&DJ Glaves & Sons Ltd – Brompton Sirloin Steak
Mainsgill Farm Shop – Rack of Lamb
F & A Walker – Club Steak (Cotes de boeuf)
Swaledale Foods Ltd – Himalayan Salt Aged Middle White Pork Chop
Best Prepared Meat – in association with Needlers
Listers Farm Shop – Back Bacon
Three Little Pigs – Rare Breed Spicy chorizo
Swaledale Foods Ltd – Mutton Merguez
Swaledale Foods Ltd – Smoked Ox Tongue
Anna’s Happy Trotters: Yorkshire Free Range Pancetta
Best Yorkshire Pork Pie – in association with Celsius Projects
BW & DJ Glaves and Sons Ltd
Geo Middlemiss & Son
Voakes Pies Ltd – Pork Pie
J A Mounfield & Son Ltd – Pork Pie
Best Fish and Seafood
Staal Smokehouse Ltd – Cold Smoked Salmon
Staal Smokehouse: Cold Smoked Haddock
Best Ready to Eat – in association with The Co-operative
AJ Pies and Pastries: Pork and Yorkshire Blue Pie
Vanessa Deli & Cafe Ltd – Steak & Caramelised Onion Pie
AJ Pies and Pastries – Crock Pasty
Geo Middlemiss & Son – Family Yorkshire Steak & Wensleydale Cheese Pie
Best Cheese – in association with The Yorkshire Agricultural Society
Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Katy’s White Lavender
Shepherds Purse Cheeses – Harrogate Blue
Shepherd’s Purse Cheese: Bluemin White
Yorkshire Dama Cheese – Yorkshire Halloumi
Best Ice Cream – in association with Reed Boardall
Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Hesper Farm Skyr: Blueberry Skyr
Yorvale Ltd – Clotted Cream
Yummy Yorkshire Ltd – Mason’s Dry Yorkshire Gin & Orange
Best Drink
BEER: Wold Top Brewery – Wold Gold Blonde Beer
BEER: Hambleton Ales – Thoroughbred
BEER: Black Sheep Brewery – Black Sheep Ale
BEER: Black Sheep Brewery – Riggwelter
SPIRIT: SloeMotion Ltd – Bramble Whisky Liquer
SPIRIT: Masons Vodka
SPIRIT: Rhucello – Rhucello
BEVERAGE: Yorkshire Heart Ltd – English Sparkling White Wine
BEVERAGE: Flower of Life Ltd – Equinox Kombucha – Raspberry & Elderflower
BEVERAGE: York Cocoa House – Classic Hot Chocolate
Best Savoury Condiment
Athaliha Foods Ltd – Fennel Pickle
Charlie and Ivy – Smoked Garlic and Black Peppercorn Bread Dipper
Athaliha Foods Ltd – Aubergine Relish
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil – Yorkshire Smoked Mayonnaise
Best Sweet Preserve
Black Sheep Brewery – Mash Tun Marmalade
Rosebud Preserves – Gooseberry & Elderflower Jam
Coeur de Xocolat Ltd – Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Jam
Best Confectionery
York Cocoa House – York Chocolate Stout Chocolate Truffles
Coeur de Xocolat Ltd – Milk Chocolate with Salted Caramel
Coeur de Xocolat Ltd – Dark Chocolate with Mint
Kacao Choclateiere – Luxury Mocha Bar
Best Free From – in association with Ulrick and Short
Propermaid LTD – Gluten Free Cappuccino & Walnut Cake
Voakes Pies Ltd – Pork & Chilli Chutney Pie
Burtree Puddings – Sticky Tofffee Pudding with Sticky Toffee Sauce
Wold Top Brewery – Wold Top Against the Grain
James Brownies – “The James” Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Best Yorkshire Breakfast – in association with Yorkshire Bank
Forage Delicatessen and Fine Foods Ltd
Lister’s Farm Shop
Vanessa Deli & Cafe Ltd
The Charles Bathurst Inn
Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu – in association with Campden BRI
Forage Delicatessen and Fine Foods Ltd
The Charles Bathurst Inn
Town End Farm Shop Ltd
Best Afternoon Tea – in association with Yorkshire Bank
Drewton’s Ltd
Vanessa Deli & Cafe Ltd
Lovegrows Tearooms Hebden Bridge
Best Independent Retailer – in association with The Proudfoot Group
Peter Cusworth Craftsman Butcher
Town End Farm Shop Ltd
Mainsgill Farmshop
Best New Business – in association with Garbutt and Elliot
Yorkshire Dama Cheese
Rounton Coffee
Hesper Farm Skyr
Best Wholesaler / Distributer – in association with The York, North Yorkshire & East Ridings LEP
Shepcote Distributors Ltd
Anna’s Happy Trotters
Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers Ltd

About The Author

Catherine Scott is Associate Features Editor for Yorkshire Post Newspapers. A self-confessed foodie, she is also a judge of the Deliciousyorkshire/Yorkshire Post Taste Awards.

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