Food awards season is underway again and we’re very pleased to say that it’s started rather well for Godminster! We have been awarded a Gold award for our Rosemary Water Biscuits, and a Silver award for our Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar.
What we love about the Taste of the West Awards is that they celebrate all that is good about the food and drink industry across the south west of England, and if you’ve ever spent any time in this part of the world, you’ll know the South West is particularly strong in that area.
Local Food and Drink
The Taste of the West Awards has been supporting the local food and drink industry for more than 25 years now, and in that time it’s grown to become a leader in its field and the most prestigious awards of its kind in the region. We’re so proud to be part of it.
We know our products are delicious – we taste them very regularly, just to be sure! – but it’s always nice to have other people agree with us, especially when those other people are also tasting the very best food from around the region. We know we’re in good company. Beyond that, Taste of the West is independent, in fact the largest independent regional food association in the UK, so to have official recognition from them is important to us. What links us all is a love of good food and quality ingredients, coupled with shared values and a rich provenance.
The South West Region
The South West region covers Somerset and Wiltshire, down through Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, and up into Gloucestershire, and there are some incredible producers in those counties. But, Taste of the West doesn’t just recognise producers; it also highlights and recommends the best in restaurants and hotels, farm shops and specialist retailers, so if you’re in the area or perhaps planning a South West staycation this year, look out for the Taste of the West logo on your travels and be confident you’re getting the very best the region has to offer.
And hot on the heels of the Taste of the West Awards, the British Cheese Awards took place last week at the Royal Bath & West Show, and our Vintage Organic Cheddar was recognised there. If you’d like to try our latest award-winners, they’re available in a Party Pack here – the perfect ready-to-go cheeseboard, just add friends!
We’re always honoured and humbled to win awards because they acknowledge the hard work and commitment from the whole team in making something fabulous, and even being nominated and shortlisted is an achievement. To win is extra special and we won’t ever tire of that feeling when we hear or see our name beside a prize. Thank you to all Godminster-lovers too for your continued support of our cheese and our brand and we look forward to being able to share more medals with you in the future.