Celebrating the very best in food and drink, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, has reached its grand finale for 2018. The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink from the South West was presented to Pipers Farm from Cullompton, Devon for its “deliciously juicy, beautifully soft and fabulously piggy” Saddleback Neck Steak. Slow-grown and hung on the bone for three weeks, this “immense” Saddleback Neck Steak made the Great Taste judges very happy, describing it as a “really delicious thing” with a “fantastic depth of flavour”.
Out of a record breaking 12,634 products entered into Great Taste 2018, the Saddleback Neck Steak, which is produced in harmony with nature to allow the native west country Saddleback pigs to enjoy a natural life, was celebrated as the best tasting product in its region at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner held on Sunday 2 September at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London, where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of rigorous judging.
The Golden Fork from the South West was sponsored by Fresh Montgomery and also nominated this year was a Great Taste 3-star Seville Orange Marmalade & Vino del Naranja from Gloucester-based The Artisan Kitchen and Todenham Manor Farm’s 3-star winning 28-Day Dry Aged Rib of Beef on the Bone, which is produced in Moreton-in-Marsh.
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