The Great Taste Awards is the most trusted and recognised food and drink awards. Each food entered receives feedback from our panel of over 350 judges, helping you improve and refine your food even if it is not awarded a coveted star.
In 2012, over 8800 products were judged over an intense four-month period. The Awards’ organiser, the Guild of Fine Food constantly refines the judging mechanics and this year was no exception. Before gold is awarded, a minimum of twelve experts, often 20 taste, discuss and agree. For two- or three-stars, up to 25 judges must unanimously agree an entry has achieved absolute perfection. Over 350 experts including key buyers, retailers, chefs and food writers blind tasted entries to ensure they are fairly and independently assessed. Every entry starts with 25 points and marks are deducted when faults are identified and constructive feedback offers suggestions to the producers how entries could be improved.
Glenstal Foods, one of Irelands leading dairy ingredients companys based in Limerick are delighted to receive a two Gold Star Award for our own branded Salted Irish Creamery Butter.