Great Taste Awards: 3 stars and Top 50 food

Out of 10,000 entries into this year’s Great Taste awards, Peter’s Yard’s Original Artisan Crispbread has been awarded three stars and also named as one of Britain’s Top 50 Foods.

Judges described Peter’s Yard’s Swedish-style crispbread as “deliciously malty” and “the best biscuit for cheese out there”.

Wendy Wilson-Bett, Co-Founder of Peter’s Yard said “We are absolutely delighted to have won a 3 star award, and to be recognised as a Top 50 food is incredible. The Great Taste Awards reflect quality within the speciality food industry and provides an independent assessment and true benchmark of the very best foods and drinks. As everything is blind-tasted all entries are on a level playing field so to be amongst the Top 50 from 10,000 entries is absolutely fantastic. This is a phenomenal achievement for all the team.”

Peter’s Yard’s artisan crispbreads are baked using naturally fermenting sourdough, Shipton Mill flour, honey, salt and fresh milk. As well as attaining a 3 star award for their original recipe, the Peter’s Yard Spelt & Fig and Seeded Wholegrain crispbreads were each awarded 1 star.

Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers with products being blind-tasted by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, food writers and journalists. This year the esteemed panel included Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Campion, TV presenter and cook, Aggie Mackenzie, Great British Bake Off winner, Frances Quinn, Masterchef the Professionals finalist, Adam Handling as well as leading Chefs and food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. Only the very best foods and drinks are recognised, with just 130 products awarded the top 3-star, which are then tasted again to finally agree on the Top 50 Foods.

You can find all the Great Taste Award 2015 winners here.