From licked spoons to Golden Forks, Nocciola Gelato named best in the South West
Following a record-breaking 12,772 entries judged over 75 days, Great Taste, the world’s most revered food and drink awards, has reached its grand finale for 2019. The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink from the South West was presented to Swoon Gelato from Bristol for its “silky smooth and super creamy” Nocciola Gelato. Described as “faultless and unreal”, the gelato is produced using hazelnuts from a small property in Piedmonte, where the trees have been tended to by the same family for four generations.
Bowling the Great Taste judges over with its “sensational pure hazelnut flavour”, Nocciola Gelato impressed at every stage of the blind-tasted judging process. Rising to the top among hundreds of other entries from the South West, this “very impressive gelato” was celebrated as the best tasting product in its region at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner held on Sunday 1 September at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London, where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to discover this year’s stars of food and drink.
Contact: Swoon, 07968 562489 / www.swoononaspoon.co.uk
The Golden Fork from the South West was sponsored by Speciality & Fine Food Fair and also nominated this year was a Great Taste 3-star Guanciale by Dorset-based Capreolus Fine Foods and a Great Taste 3-star Blaisdon Red Plum Jam from Artisan Kitchen in Gloucester.
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