Patchwork Pâté, producer of handmade foods from the Welsh countryside, has won three gold stars in the Great Taste Awards 2014 for their Red Pesto Pâté, while the Spelt Oat Fingers with seaweed and honey both received one gold star.
The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, reward the best examples of speciality food and drink. They are described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world. Using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, Patchwork Red Pesto Pâté won its three stars for its great quality and taste. Only 153 products out of 10,000 have won three gold stars this year.
Margaret Carter, founder and CEO of Patchwork Pâté, said: “To win three stars in the Great Taste Awards is a huge honour. They are amongst the most prestigious food awards in the country. This is one of my best moments in over thirty years of making pâtés.”
Some 405 judges, including 38 specially trained food writers judge the Great Taste Awards over 50 judging days from April to late July.
Patchwork Pâté have won over 80 awards for its products and enlightened business ethos since its inception in 1982, including the Silver Award in the True Taste Awards in 2010 and a one star Gold Award in last year’s Great Taste Awards.
Patchwork Pâté products are free from artificial additives, stabilisers, preservatives or hydrogenated fats and contain only the highest quality ingredients. The company hand makes its products on a scale small enough to ensure textures and flavours are authentic, yet large enough to meet growing demand.
Other Patchwork Pâté products include hummus, chocolate terrines, chutneys and soups. The company also sells Spelt Oat Fingers, Spelt Blinis and a range of Ice Cream for Grownups – handmade with cream, milk, raw cane sugar and egg yolks.
Patchwork Pâté products are stocked by selected independent retailers across the United Kingdom. All products are also available online at www.patchwork-pate.co.uk .
The company also has a YouTube channel, Pinterest and Instagram offering recipes and tips for enjoying its products to the full.