Rare raw milk cheese delivers on promise, grabbing Golden Fork for Welsh dairy
Golden Fork from Wales announced
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 Wales was presented to Caws Teifi Cheese from Ceredigion for its Celtic Promise, a “well structured” washed rind raw milk cheese. Described as “artisan cheese making at its finest”, demonstrating “astonishing skill”, the cheese is “floral, farmyard and buttery with amazing gamey and livery notes on the punchy rind”. As the praise rolled in, judges also commented on the “fruitiness to the paste, giving a freshness to the flavour and helping it melt in the mouth”.
Out of a record breaking 12,634 products entered into Great Taste 2018, the Celtic Promise, which was one of the first pungent washed rind raw milk cheeses to be produced in modern Britain, 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: Caws Teifi Cheese, John-James Savage-Onstwedder, 01239 851528, www.teificheese.co.uk
The Golden Fork from Wales was sponsored by Food and Drink Wales, and also nominated this year was a Great Taste 3-star winning Sticky Gingerbread from Torfaen-based Bill King Artisan Baker and Seidr y Mynydd’s 3-star Seidr y Mynydd Keeved Cider, which is produced in Carmarthenshire.
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