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The Northwest Fine Food Awards

The NW Fine Foods awards took place on Thursday. And the winners are...

Published on January 14th 2010.


The Northwest Fine Food Awards

The first stage of the North West Fine Foods awards took place on Thursday at Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

The Fine Foods awards raise the profile of local food, with North West suppliers having their produce judged by a team of some of the food world’s most respected names.

The expert team faced the tough challenge of tasting their way through over 500 local delicacies to searching for the very best that our region has to offer, with their final decisions being influenced by quality, taste, texture and appearance.

Below is a list of the 43 sub category winners, with the category winners and the prestigious Producer of the Year award being announced at the annual Gala Dinner at the Lowry Hotel on 22nd March 2007.

And the winners are...

Chutneys and preserves
Jam, marmalade or jelly: ‘Finest Blackcurrant Jam’ from Herbs and Preserves, Congleton
Savoury: ‘Mostarda’ from Lizzie’s Homemade, Penrith
Honey, Curds and Cheeses: ‘Lemon Curd’ from W & EF Neale, Ormskirk

Prepared Meals
Soups: ‘Pea and Ham Soup’ from Jeremy’s Soups, Appleby
Sauces: ‘Jalfrezi Sauce’ from Pasco Spices & Herbs, Wigan
Ready Meals & Pies: ‘Lancashire Hotpot’ from Broughs of Birkdale, Birkdale
Cold meat Pies and Savoury: ‘Peppered Steak Pie’ from Little Farmhouse Bakery, Preston
Vegetarian Product: ‘Carrot & Almond Nut Loaf’ from Moody Baker, Alston

Cakes
Cakes: ‘Chocolate Brownie’ from Brunswick Deli, Penrith
Hot Puddings and Desserts: ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding’ from Plumgarths Farm Shop, Kendal
Sweet pastries: ‘Bitter Chocolate Torte’ from The Cultured Bean, Ramsbottom
Bread: ‘Cumbrian Honey Bread with Fig’ from Munx Lakeland Bakery, Kendal
Chocolate: ‘Milk Chocolate Caramel Bar’ from Sarjeants, Hoylake
Fudge: ‘Cheshire Cream Fudge’ from Le Chocolatier, Chester
Biscuits: ‘Caramel Shortcake’ from Brunswick Deli, Penrith

Dairy
Cheese Blue: ‘Garstang Blue Lancashire’ from Dew-Lay, Preston
Cheese Soft: ‘Tovey (Goats’ Cheese)’ from Thornby Moor Dairy, Carlisle
Cheese Hard: ‘Creamy Lancashire’ from Dew Lay, Preston
Yoghurt: ‘Lancashire Farm Wholemilk Set Probiotic yoghurt’ from Pakeeza, Rochdale
Vanilla Ice Cream: ‘Cater 4 Vanilla Ice Cream’ from Cater 4, Morecombe
Sorbet: ‘Sangria Sorbet’ from Frederick’s Ice Cream, Chorley
Flavoured Ice Cream: ‘Rasberry Pavlova’ from English Lakes Ice Cream, Kendal

Fresh Meat, Cured and Cooked Meats
Beef: ‘Home produced Beef’ from The Worrall House Farm Larder, Ormskirk
Lamb and Goat: ‘Herdwick Chops’ from JW Mettrick & Son, Glossop
Pork: ‘Gloucester Old Spot Pork Loin Steak’ from Udale Speciality Foods, Morecambe
Poultry & Game: ‘Duck Corn fed’ from Johnson & Swarbrick, Preston
Prepared Fresh Meats: ‘Stuffed Pork Fillet’ from Frasers Butchers, Bolton
Speciality Meat & Poultry: ‘Venison Sausage’ from Tatton Park, Knutsford
Bacon: ‘Sweet Black Back Bacon’ from the Cheshire Smokehouse, Wilmslow
Air Dried meat: ‘3 Month Air Dried Mutton’ from Farmers Harp, Cumbria
Cooked & Smoked Meat: ‘Gammon Joint’ from Foxhill Pedigree Pigs, Liverpool
Continental Style Meat: ‘Kabanos’ from Andrew Continental Delicacies, Salford

Sausages
Plain Meat: ‘Pork Sausage’ from Tatton Park, Knutsford
Sausages With Natural Additives: ‘National & Lancashire’s Champion Sausage’ from Fence Gate, Burnley
Cumberland: ‘Cumberland Sausage’ from Kevin Berkins Quality Meats, Burnley
Black Pudding: ‘Black Pudding’ from Pork Traders Oakwell Ltd, Liverpool

Fish & Seafood
Smoked Fish & Seafood: ‘Naturally Smoked Boneless Kipper’ from the Port of Lancaster Smokehouse, Lancaster
Prepared Fish & Seafood: ‘The Best Beer Battered Haddock’ from Cumbrian Seafoods, Mayport

Beverages
Soft Drinks: ‘Sarsaparilla’ from Mawson’s Traditional Drinks, bacup
Alcoholic liqueur: ‘Blackberry Gin’ from Strawberry Bank Liqueurs, Kendal
Alcoholic Beer: ‘Love Saves the Day Beer’ from the Millstone Brewery, Mossley
Tea: ‘Lancashire Tea Leaf’ from Lancashire Tea Co, Newton-le-Willows
Coffee: Nicaragua Los Laureles from Roberts & Co, Ormskirk

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