Denhay Farm dazzles tasting judges

PUBLISHED: 11:50 08 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:33 13 October 2015

Chef Peter Gorton presents an award to Ellen Streatfeild, Wendy Williams, Helen Brandom and Jacqui Thomas. Picture by Steven Haywood

Chef Peter Gorton presents an award to Ellen Streatfeild, Wendy Williams, Helen Brandom and Jacqui Thomas. Picture by Steven Haywood

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The meat producer fought off stiff competition to land two wins in the 2015 Taste of the West Product Awards.

A Honiton-based meat producer has proved its products are some of the tastiest after it scooped two top spots in a prestigious food competition.

Denhay Farms fought off stiff competition to land two wins in the 2015 Taste of the West Product Awards.

The winners were announced on Monday, September 28, at a ceremony held at the Somerset County Cricket ground in Taunton.

The company scooped top spot in the Champion Bacon category with its spoiltpig Unsmoked Back Bacon and in the Champion Meat and Poultry class with its new Dry Cured Unsmoked Gammon.

Jim Loescher, managing director of Denhay, said the wins were an ‘incredible accolade’ as there were more than 1,000 products entered.

He added: “In the bacon category alone there were 70 entries, with the three finalists being a Denhay clean sweep.

“This is the highlight of the year for Denhay. To beat off such tough competition is a credit to every member of the team throughout the business.

“Without their commitment and hard work we would not be able to achieve the consistency and excellence of our products.”

The awards were presented by acclaimed local chef Peter Gorton and were accepted by members of the Denhay team, promotions manager Ellen Streatfeild, Wendy Williams and Helen Brandom of the quality control department, and Jacqui Thomas.

Earlier this year, Denhay enjoyed a clean sweep at the Taste of the West awards, winning gold for each product entered.

It also scooped five awards at the Great Taste Awards.

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