Star turns

Following 65 days of judging, many of the North East’s best food producers have been rewarded in the prestigious Great Taste Awards. Doddington Cheese from Northumberland and Craggs & Co flour from Co Durham won three-star accolades, while Blagdon Farm Shop, Spureli, Di Meo’s, Ringtons and Fentimans were among the two-star prizes. We can’t list them all here, so here’s a rundown of the North East’s double star winners:

Co Durham
Clervaux Artisan Bakery & Café Clervaux Country Sourdough
Craggs & Co White Spelt Flour
Embleton Hall Dairies Durham Butter
Parlour Made Mordon Blue
The Birch Syrup Company North Pennine Birch Syrup

Credence Brewing Kaamos Imperial Stout; Porter
Coffee & Kin Tea & Kin green tea
Doddington Dairy Cheese Admiral Collingwood; Berwick Edge; Cuddy’s Cave; Capability Brown
Fentimans Valencian Orange tonic water
Moorhouse Farm Shop Genoa cake
Spurreli Ice Cream Celebration Strawberry

Tyne & Wear
Beckleberrys Chocolate and Ginger Kremette
Blagdon Farm Shop Venison faggots
Crazy Fred’s Lime and Coconut chutney
Di Meo’s ice cream Hazelnut; Pistachio
Fairley’s Fine Condiments Super Hot Biltong
It’s All Good Manomasa Serrano Chilli & Yucatan Honey tortilla chips
J&H B Ibbitson Anglo Italian sausages
Ringtons Single Origin Darjeeling tea; Breakfast loose tea; Traditional Valley View loose tea; Green Jasmine tea; Earl Grey 50s; Triple Certified coffee beans
Traidcraft Eat Your Hat organic dark chocolate with Sri Lankan turmeric & black pepper

For a full list of winners go to

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