The winners of the 2023 Great Taste Awards were announced on Monday, July 31, with more than 14,000 products from 109 countries assessed.
The prestigious awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food and is now in its 30th year, organisers say it is the largest global accreditation scheme for food and drink – a highly respected seal of approval.
Food Centre Wales clients put their food to the test and 27 came out on top – receiving either 1, 2 or 3 stars for their products.
Great Taste splits entries into one, two and three star products; the latter described as 'exquisite' and 'extraordinarily tasty'. Caws Teifi Cheese received 3 stars for their Gwyn Bach and Black Mountains Smokery received 3 stars for their Smoked Chicken Breast.
Mid and South-West Wales businesses won more than 90 prizes this year. 52 of them awarded to food businesses who have received support from Food Centre Wales and Project Helix. Food Centre Wales is a dedicated food technology centre offering advice, technical services and training to business start-ups, SME’s and existing food manufacturers. Project HELIX delivers practical knowledge transfer activity, supporting Welsh food and drink companies to develop and reformulate innovative products from concept, design, development and manufacture, through to the consumer’s shopping basket.
Project HELIX support from Food Centre Wales (part of Food Innovation Wales) is funded by the Welsh Government. The support is available to eligible businesses on a range of technical and commercial support that can be tailored to the needs of individual companies.