Posted: 03/09/2013

Charcutier Capreolus leads the gold rush at Taste of the West Awards


Dorset-based Capreolus Fine Foods scooped 10 gold awards alone as the West Country’s charcutiers racked up a number of top accolades in this year’s Taste of the West Product Awards announced today.

Among the firm’s winning products were a guanciale (cured pig’s cheek), snacking saucisson, goat salami, smoked mutton and venison rillettes.

Other gold-winning charcuterie products included pork rillettes from Cornish Charcuterie, Deli Farm’s smoked lamb prosciutto and an oak smoked duck breast from Cornish smokehouse Tregida.

Denhay won several awards including golds for its soon-to-be-discontinued mature cheddar as well as three of its bacons. Among the other cheese-makers gaining top awards were Quickes, for its mature cheddar and ewes’ milk cheese, and Sharpham Partnership for both its Elmhirst and Cremet.

Gloucester’s Artisan Kitchen stood out in the sweet preserves category with three golds for its blackcurrant, apple & lime jam, blood orange marmalade and its lime, lemon & vanilla marmalade.

Other multiple gold-winning producers included pickle maker Cherry Tree, Highfield Preserves, Mike’s Smokehouse, Jess’s Ladies Organic Milk, Cotteswold Dairy, sausage maker’s Lovaton Farm and Pork Heaven From Devon, spirit producer Bramley & Gage, Lyme Bay Winery and Owens Coffee.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze award winner’s click here

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