By MICHAEL LANE
Capreolus Fine Foods has won the best new product in Taste of the West’s annual awards with its bay cure bacon, and also claimed the uncured meat category with its pancetta.
A team from the Dorset firm (pictured right) received their awards at the regional food group’s ceremony held at The Eden Project this week, along with a host of other West Country producers.
Devon-based Lovaton Farm’s Dexter x Devon T bone steak was named champion product and also won the meat & poultry category while Cornwall’s Tregida Smokehouse won the fish category with its oak smoked kipper.
The award for best cheese went to Sharpham’s Ticklemore goat's cheese. Hillside Speciality Foods’ celery pickle took the title of best savoury preserve and Lick the Spoon’s Nut Box won the confectionery category.
In the drinks categories, Quantock Brewery’s Wills Neck was named best beer, Healy’s Cyder Farm’s oak matured cyder won its category and Bramley & Gage’s Crème de Cassis took the award for wines & spirits.
The Exmouth Mussel Company took the Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year title.
For a full list of results – as well as all of this year’s gold, silver and bronze award-winners – click here