Finalists announced for Wales the True Taste Awards

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The finalists in the 2010 Wales the True Taste Awards have been announced with 81 producers shortlisted for Gold, Silver or Bronze prizes out of a total of 350 who entered this year.

The presentation ceremony will take place at Withybush Showground in Pembrokeshire on 11 November 2010. The awards span a total of 15 categories, ranging from lamb and cheese to fresh fish and ice cream. All of the winners will benefit from support in growing their businesses plus brand recognition in the Welsh, UK and inter national marketplace.

The Wales the True Taste Food & Drink Awards are managed by the Welsh Assembly Government to recognise quality and excellence in Welsh food and drink. Several producers, in particular, stood out for the judges this year, and were shortlisted in more than one category.
All of the products entered are also in the running for a new award for 2010: Product of the Year, which will be given to the most outstanding entry.

The True Taste Awards are in their ninth successful year and have recognised hundreds of producers for their quality and excellence in their field.

The finalists for the 2010 Wales the True Taste Food & Drink Awards are:

Aber Valley Fruits
Aerona
Ancre Hill Estates
Andrew Rees Butchers
Bangor Mussel Producers Ltd
Birchgrove Free Range Eggs
Black Mountains Smokery Ltd
Blas ar Fwyd
Caesars Arms
Cambrian Mountains Company Ltd.
Capestone Organic Poultry Ltd
Carmarthenshire Cheese Co.
Caws Cenarth Cheese
Caws Mynydd Du
Cegin Suzanne
Celtic Country Wines

Cemaes Bay Lobsters & Crabs
Chocolate House
Claws Shellfish
Coco Bean
Cwmcerrig Farm Shop and Grill
Douglas Willis Ltd
Dunbia
Edwards of Conwy
Gentle Jane Tearoom
Gill`s Plaice
Gower Cottage Brownies
Gower Wildflower & Local Produce Centre
Gwesty Cymru
Gwynt Y Ddraig Cider Ltd
H. J. Edwards
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop
Hazelwell Organic Farm
Highmead Dairies
Home & Colonial Fine Foods
Hufenfa’r Castell
Hurns Brewing Company
Jones Organic Ltd
Just So Scrumptious
Llaeth Bethesda Milk
Llandudno Smokery
Llwynhelyg Farm Shop
Llys Meddyg
Maesyffin Mushrooms
Martyn & Danielle’s Free Range Chickens
Siocled Moethus Sarah Bunton Luxury Chocolates (Merann Foods)
Miranda’s Preserves
Môn ar Lwy
Monty’s Brewery Ltd
Pant Glas Bach Preserves
Parisella’s of Conwy
Plas Farm
Primrose Organic Centre
Quayside Lawrenny
Rachel’s
RCMA Social Enterprise Ltd
Rhug Estate
Roberts Country Fayre
Sanclêr Organic
Sarah cooks your homemade preserves and pickles
Siwgr a Sbeis
Slade Farm Organics
South & West Wales Fishing Communities
Springfields Fresh Produce (Manorbier) Ltd
The First Milk Cheese Company Limited Haverfordwest
Teifi Farmhouse Cheese
The Fruit Garden Ltd
The Ham Bone
The Hardwick
The Little Deli
The Little Welsh Deli
The Old Stables Tea Rooms
The Patchwork Traditional Food Company
The Pembrokeshire Tea Company Ltd
The Welcome to Town
Trealy Farm Charcuterie
Trethowan’s Dairy Limited
Trioni Ltd
Ty Tanglwyst Dairy
Tyddyn Llan
Vaughan’s Family Butchers
Ward Smithies Farms
Welsh Seafoods Ltd
Wigmores Bakery
Y Bwtri
Ystrad Traditional Organics