Food Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the Bristol Good Food Awards 2012 for Local Producers have been announced following the Love Food Festival held at Brunel’s Old Station on Saturday, March 31.

After the general public decided on a shortlist of the best Bristol producers, respected food critics decided on the winners in a blind taste test.

Good food awards

They included the Telegraph food critic Xanthe Clay, Emily Knight of Bristol Bites, cookery teacher Thane Prince and head judge Angela Mount. Richard Truscott, of sponsors Park Garden Centres, was also part of the judging panel.

The winners were congratulated onstage by Angela Mount and Richard Truscott, and will be presented with their winners’ trophies at a special gala awards evening on July 3 at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery.

They are:

Best Local Cheese

Homewood Cheeses
Shortlisted: Bath Soft Cheese, Trethowan’s Dairy (commended for Caerphilly)

Best Local Preserve

Rose Farm
Shortlisted: The Storecupboard, Angela's Kitchen

Best Local Condiment

Forage Fine Foods
Shortlisted: Heavenly Hedgerows, Woodchester Fine Foods

Best Local Charcuterie

Best Chorizo: The Bath Pig
Best Ham: Trealy Farm
Best Salami: Castellano’s

Best Local Oils or Sauces

Fussels Fine Foods

Shortlisted: Bath Harvest, Upton Cheyney Chilli Company

Best Local Bakery

Joe’s Bakery

Shortlisted: Herberts Bakery, Thoughtful Bread

Best Local Cakes

The Little Cake Stand

Shortlisted: La Dame Gateu, Beach House Bakery

Best Local Confectionary

Upton Cheyney Chilli Company

Shortlisted: Raw Chocolate Parlour, Maison Lou Lou

Best Local Cider

Dick Willows

Shortlisted: Lilleys Cider Barn, Thatchers

Best Beer

Wickwar Brewing Co.

Shortlisted: Bath Ales, Bristol Beer Factory

Best Local Wine

Wraxhall Vineyard

Shortlisted: Heavenly Hedgerows, Three Choirs Vineyard

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