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Yummy Yorkshire’s Toffee & Cherry Ice Cream has beaten off stiff competition to win best Dairy Product at the eighth annual deliciouslyorkshire Awards.
The judges of best Dairy product described the winning product as ‘very creamy and not too sweet with a lovely balanced combination of flavours.’ They particularly loved the whole black cherries rippled throughout which give a subtle flavour.
Huddersfield-based Yummy Yorkshire was also shortlisted for its Hazelnut ice cream flavour.
The awards, which form the campaigning brand for the Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and Humber (RFG), are recognised as the Oscars of the food industry in Yorkshire.
The judging panel comprised of a team of eight including head judge and BBC food and drink presenter Nigel Barden, food critics from The Press and Yorkshire Post and chefs Neil Nugent and Matthew Benson Smith, who set out to find the very best local products.
Yummy Yorkshire’s Hazelnut flavour was showcased at the star-studded ceremony at the National Railway Museum on Wednesday night (25 September) and served to guests as part of their meal.
Jeremy Holmes from Yummy Yorkshire says, “Winning the Dairy award is very important to us, and serves as recognition of the long process we go through to perfect every recipe.”
“The Toffee & Cherry ice cream epitomises what Yummy Yorkshire is all about; creating high quality, unique and interesting flavours that contain the very finest ingredients, sourced as close to our farm where possible. We hope that customers will agree that this is a great product, and seeing a deliciouslyorkshire accolade attached to it should certainly help.”
Hosted by Nigel Barden, who brought his wealth of foodie expertise to the event, the awards saw 20 businesses across North, South, East and West Yorkshire scoop prizes for their delicious foods and drinks.
This year, the wards included 12 ‘Product Categories’ and eight ‘Champion Categories’.
“We’re always amazed by the hidden gems lurking on the dining tables and in the delis of Yorkshire,” said Nigel, a former Yorkshire wine merchant, whose food and drink contributions appear regularly on BBC Radio 2, 4 and 5, and in national newspapers. “It was our chance to honour these food heroes for their hard work and talent and get their name out there. They thoroughly deserve these tasty trophies.”