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A judge at the World Cheese Awards
World Cheese Awards 2024
The world's largest cheese only competition

The 36th edition will take place in Viseu, Portugal in November this year.

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Fine Food Digest
The latest industry news and insight

Fine Food Digest brings you the latest from the independent food & drink sector every month

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Kian Louët-Feisser, Carlingford Oysters - Guild of Fine Food member
Guild of Fine Food
Supporting independent food and drink businesses since 1995

Our membership organisation offers benefits, discounts and advice to independent retailers and producers

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Kian Louët-Feisser, Carlingford Oysters
– Guild of Fine Food member

Products judged in Great Taste blind-tasting
Great Taste 2024
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Welcome to the Guild of Fine Food

The Guild of Fine Food has a mission to support, celebrate and encourage independent food and drink retailers and the producers that supply them.

We are community of over 12,000 business owners sharing the same passion for good food and drink. We aim to promote excellence in all sectors of the trade and celebrate great tasting food and drink from the UK and worldwide.

How we help retailers

We provide a voice for independent food retailers and producers: lobbying the government through a variety of influential organisations and providing access to expert industry advice.

Our member’s businesses form the lifeblood of both our local high streets and our food and drink culture. It is in everyone’s interest to ensure that independent food retail thrives.

The Guild of Fine Food should be your first port of call for any business-related issue, a go-to source of knowledge and advice, and a platform from which to share your experiences.

The Henley Larder

The Henley Larder – Guild of Fine Food member

How we help producers

We provide a voice for independent food producers and retailers: lobbying the government through a variety of influential organisations and providing access to expert industry advice.

Our members’ businesses include small and micro producers from across the UK who share a commitment to producing great tasting food to the highest standards.

The Guild of Fine Food offers a range of publications and activities that producers, wholesalers and distributors can benefit from to reach retail buyers and food lovers.

Alder Tree - producer and Great Taste winner

Alder Tree – producer and Great Taste winner

Connecting food lovers with brilliant producers and retailers

Do you like good food & drink? Interested in supporting independent retailers? Look no further. Our programme of delicious product recommendations, newsletters and events has you covered.

Meet Great Taste producers, Golden Forks 2022

Meet Great Taste producers, Golden Forks 2022

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Our members are a community of worthy businesses sharing the same passion for good food and drink. 

Representing independent retailers and the producers who supply them, the Guild of Fine Food is a source of advice and support and a place to share your views. Together, we can collectively get the issues facing our sector in front of those who can help and make a difference.

Key benefits:

  • Expert advice and protection for your business
  • Preferential rates, free & discounted services
  • Sourcing, listing and networking help
  • Promotion for your business
  • and much more…

Thank you to the whole team for hosting World Cheese Awards. It was a truly fabulous event. The Guild of Fine Food is undoubtedly a force for good in this industry.

To get to meet with all of your team, put faces to names and then to win a Golden Fork, it was truly a night to remember – one which we will not forget for a very long time, if ever. Thank you for everything, for all your help and guidance in helping us along the way.

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how impressed I am with your customer service as an entrant to the Great Taste awards! … Someone always answers the phone and is very helpful – especially as I know you must be swamped with questions and products!

Teals, Somerset
Teals, Somerset

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Guild of Fine Food is the proud organiser of two world-renowned food & drink accreditation schemes: Great Taste and World Cheese Awards.

Every year, retailers and food lovers rely on the results of both of these competitions to discover the most delicious food and drink. Search the results now to find new recommendations and the independent retailers you can buy them from.

FINE FOOD DIGEST & GUILD PUBLICATIONS

Industry advice & opinion

With the largest named circulation of any speciality food and drink magazine, Fine Food Digest is the go-to read for buyers, owners and employees of independent retailers.

Keep up to date with the latest developments, advice and recommendations in our sector.

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Guild of Fine Food Retail Cheese Training cheese wrapping: Learn to wrap and store cheese on the Guild's Retail Cheese training course

Upskill your team

Retail cheese training

Our unique and practical hands-on course will teach retailers of all levels how to run a successful cheese counter, whilst providing the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses. This one day course is for independent deli owners and their teams who are involved in sourcing, buying and selling cheese.

Great taste & WORLD CHEESE AWARDS

And the winner is…

Guild of Fine Food is the proud organiser of two world-renowned food & drink accreditation schemes: Great Taste and World Cheese Awards.

Every year, retailers and food lovers rely on the results of both of these competitions to discover the most delicious food and drink. Search the results now to find new recommendations and the independent retailers you can buy them from.

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Industry news

Tunworth new packaging
INDUSTRY WIDE

Butlers to take over Tunworth and Winslade production after acquiring Hampshire Cheeses

Parma Ham
PRODUCTION

Salt reduction among Parma Ham’s raft of production tweaks

Hawkridge Farmhouse Dairy Produce Rowcliffe
INDUSTRY WIDE

Wholesaler consolidation continues as Rowcliffe buys Hawkridge

Brindisa Balham, Hildreth Street refurbished retail shop
RETAIL

Cheese and charcuterie to the fore as Brindisa refurbs Balham deli