Hawkshead Relish shortlisted for national awards

Hawkshead Relish, based at Esthwaite Old Hall Barn, near Hawkshead, have had their Sour Cherry & Prosecco Jam shortlisted as a finalist in the Sweet Preserve category and their Black Garlic Ketchup shortlisted in the Best New Product category in the annual Great British Food Awards.

The Great British Food Awards launched in 2014, celebrate the country’s finest home-grown ingredients, as well as the hard-working folk who produce and cook with them.

This year’s judges include Raymond Blanc, John Torode, Monica Galetti, and Michel Roux Jr, to name a few, will be tasting and cogitating in the coming weeks to decide the best of the best from among the 24 categories, which cover everything from new products, beer, cheese, charcuterie, fish and seafood and sweet preserves.

Maria Whitehead, MBE, co-owner of Hawkshead Relish, commented: “We have been shortlisted alongside some excellent companies including Tyrells, Denbies Wine Estate, Square Root London. Being shortlisted in the National finals is amazing news for the whole team, all we have to do is wait for the judges to make their decisions and see if we win through when the category winners are announced in October 2019.‘’

Best New Product will be judged by celebrity Chef Eric Lanlard, one of two new categories added to this year’s awards, which is specifically designed to look to the future and reward exciting new product launches from the last two years. The Sweet Preserve category will this year be judged by the eminent food writer and broadcaster Sheila Dillon.