Best Welsh Speciality
Mediterranean meets Wales in Patchwork Pâté
The Great Taste Golden Fork for Best Welsh Speciality has been presented to The Patchwork Traditional Food Company of Ruthin in Denbighshire for Red Pesto Vegetarian Pâté which is “packed with Mediterranean flavours of warm tomatoes, fresh basil and the crunch of pine nuts”.
Patchwork was established as a family business in 1982 by Margaret Carter, a talented home cook, and since then the business has grown to 30 people and won more than 80 awards for its products. The Red Pesto Vegetarian Pâté, made from sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil and tahini, is made in small batches as are all Patchwork’s pâtés, with no additives, preservatives or colourings. As one judge said “this is a lovely rustic Pâté with good pieces of sun-dried tomatoes and the crunch of pine nuts, the flavours come through in layers”.
Out of 10,000 products entered into Great Taste 2014, Patchwork’s Red Pesto Vegetarian Pâté was awarded its honour at the Great Taste Golden Forks Dinner on September 8th, where over 300 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of judging.
Patchwork Traditional Food Co. 01824 708623 www.patchwork-pate.co.uk
The Best Welsh Speciality was sponsored by the Welsh Government and also nominated this year was a Great Taste 3-star Natures Meadow French Dressed Lamb Rack from Dawn Meats Crosshands of Llanelli and a Great Taste 3-star Easy Thai Green Curry from The Coconut Kitchen of Gwynedd.