With the Olympics in full flow Team GB seem to be struggling slightly under the burden of home expectation - we're rooting for them wholeheartedly and sure our challenge will take off in the next couple of days. In the meantime there's no such problem with our local producers - year after year they keep coming up with the medals in World, National and Regional food and drink competitions, here are a few of our favourites: -
Cornish Blue cheese and Camel Valley's Rose Brut have both been crowned world champions in the last couple of years in the World Cheese Awards and the International Wine Challenge respectively, outstanding successes in two of the most competitive international competitions.
The benchmark for food and drink in the South West has long been the annual Taste of the West Award scheme. With hundreds of entries across numerous categories the TotW Awards are the most prestigious of their kind in the UK. Current gold medallists include both Traditional and Wild Garlic Yarg cheese, St Ewe Free Range Eggs
and Cornish Orchards Apple Juice. As with the Olympics, gold medals are the pinnacle but the competition is so fierce that silver and bronze medals are also highly coveted, Healey's Pear Rattler is a 2012 Silver wnner and their Cornish (Apple) Rattler
took a bronze. St Austell Ales, Furniss Biscuits, Polgoon, Vicky's Bread and Cornish Country Larder
have all been multiple award winners over the years with medal tallies that put even the great Michael Phelps in the shade.
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