Region’s best earn World Marmalade Awards

The region’s best preserve producers picked up top prizes at the World Marmalade Awards.

This year’s awards, held at Dalemain House & Gardens in Penrith, received a record-breaking number of entries with more than 3,000 jars from more than 30 countries submitted.

The jars were judged by an expert panel including food writer Dan Lepard, Fortnum & Mason grocery buyer Sarah Metcalf, and David Atherton – winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2019.

North East producers Woodcrest Kitchen, Jean’s Jams and The Mad Jam Woman all picked up awards as part of the event.

Burnopfield-based Woodcrest Kitchen earned two gold awards for its Bitter Seville Orange Marmalade and Lemon & Orange Marmalade with a Hint of Ginger along with three silver awards.

Meanwhile, Newburn-based Jean’s James earned gold awards for its Seville Orange Marmalade and Seville Orange Marmalade with Alnwick Rum.

The Mad Jam Woman, based in Amble, picked up a pair of gold awards for jars of Dark Seville Orange Marmalade and Lime Marmalade with Mango, Pineapple & Chilli.

Woodcrest Kitchen owner Esther Brooks said: “We are so pleased to have won these awards against such strong competition from all over the world. As a region, the North East has so many good food producers and we’re proud to be among the best of them.”

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