Family smoke house reels in Golden Fork for Scandi sliced salmon
Celebrating the very best in food and drink, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, has reached its grand finale for 2018. The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink from the Midlands was presented to Macneil’s Smokehouse from Droitwich, Worcestershire for its Macneil’s Beech Wood Smoked Salmon. Cured and then smoked in a vintage Norwegian smoker, this salmon “melts in the mouth but has a residual bite”. “Its gorgeous texture dances on the tongue in tango with the perfect smoke”, resulting in a very moreish mouthful. Sliced Scandinavian style, the Beech Wood Smoked Salmon “exudes finesse with an even cure, clean saline notes and a buttery texture”.
Out of a record breaking 12,634 products entered into Great Taste 2018, the ‘well fit’ Beech Wood Smoked Salmon, which was inspired by producer, Tony Macneil’s time working as a chef in Norway, was celebrated as the best tasting product in its region at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner held on Sunday 2 September at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London, where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of rigorous judging.
Contact: Macneil’s Smokehouse, Tony Macneil, 01299 253764 www.macneilssmokehouse.co.uk
Also nominated for this year’s Golden Fork from the Midlands was a Great Taste 3-star winning British Cassis, produced in Kington, and a Honeyed Fig Relish with Black Garlic made by Derby-based The Quirky Cook.
A full list of all Golden Fork trophy winners is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers
- A record breaking 12,634 different products were entered in 2018
- Over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, cooks, producers and a host of food writers, journalists and social media influencers, blind taste each product
- Judging took place at the following locations:
- Guild HQ in Gillingham, Dorset, as well several other Dorset venues
- The Guild of Fine Food’s London home, No. 42 Southwark Street, SE1
- 192 awarded 3-star
- 1,207 awarded 2-star
- 3,254 awarded 1-star