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Fifth generation flour mill rises to the top - Wessex Mill named Great Taste Producer of the Year

Amy Brice

Great Taste Producer of the Year

Celebrating the very best in food and drink, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, has reached its grand finale for 2018. Great Taste Producer of the Year was presented to Wessex Mill from Wantage, Oxfordshire and fourth generation flour miller, Paul Munsey collected the trophy on Sunday 2 September at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of rigorous judging.

The Munsey family of Wessex Mill has been milling for over 100 years, and this year alone scooped Great Taste accolades for 11 products, including its Great Taste 3-star winning Six Seed Bread Flour, 2-star Wholemeal Spelt Flour and 1-star Pasta and Pizza Flour. Sourcing their wheat locally and using a traditional roller milling process, Paul and his daughter Emily, who is studying to become the fifth-generation flour miller at Wessex Mill, produce exceptional quality flour, waving the flag for the wheat farmers that surround the Oxfordshire-based mill.

John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, explains:

“Wessex Mill is a great example of a family business that is going from strength to strength, while staying true to tradition and heritage. We’re absolutely delighted to present Wessex Mill with this award and hope that this outstanding Great Taste achievement helps to cement its reputation as a leading speciality producer in the UK.”

The Great Taste Producer of the Year award was sponsored by Partridges.

For more information on Great Taste, visit greattasteawards.co.uk.