What a year this is turning out to be! Despite the lockdown, South West food and drink producers have once again excelled themselves, and in June Taste of the West had the honour of awarding the first round of Gold, Silver and Commended awards in the 2020 Product Awards scheme, sponsored by Old Mill. So far, Taste of the West has awarded 168 Gold Awards, 89 Silver Awards and 59 Commended awards in this year’s Taste of the West Awards programme. With a further 400 products still to be tested, more award winners will be being announced as the year goes on. We can’t wait to see who the 2020 Champions are!
The annual Taste of the West Awards scheme, which has grown over the last two and a half decades to become the UK’s largest regional food and drink awards programme, helps food and drink businesses in the South West to thrive and succeed. In the current challenging trading environment, it can be hard for suppliers to find a route market, and also for buyers to find the products that they’re looking for to wow their customers with. Taste of the West just produced an easy to use Taste of the West Trade Directory to allow you to discover the best of the West Country produce from the 2019 award winners. It’s full of top quality products, fantastic back stories, and more.