Essie, Bessie and Tessie and all the herd at Killowen Farm are celebrating following the outstanding results from this year’s Great Taste Awards. Four of the Killowen Farm range have been acknowledged with Great Taste Awards. Awards include 2 Gold Stars for Wexford Rhubarb creamy handmade yogurt and 1 Gold Star for Wexford Blackcurrant creamy handmade yogurt, Blueberry creamy handmade yogurt and the delicious Greek Style Natural yogurt.
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, celebrates the very best in food and drink. With over 12,300 products entered, judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.
As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
In each category more than 12 judges, taste, confer and re-taste before making the decision. The judges really appreciated what is so special about Killowen Farms Wexford Rhubarb yogurt commenting “Both the yogurt and the rhubarb are beautifully balanced in flavour….this is an outstanding breakfast treat.”
“We are very proud to have won these 4 Great Taste Award, we work every day at ensuring our yogurts taste great and use all-natural ingredients and our own cows’ milk to produce our great flavours. We are especially delighted with the 2 star award for our Wexford Rhubarb yogurt, our creamy handmade yogurt layered over our delicious Rhubarb compote made with local Wexford Rhubarb from Kehoes Farm, The Moyne, Enniscorthy. This Rhubarb yogurt is an example of everything that we are about. Knowing that our yogurt has been blind tasted and has come out on top means a lot to the family and team at Killowen from both a personal and business perspective.” Commented Nicholas Dunne, Producer, Killowen Farm
There were 12,366 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 165 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,011 received a 2-star and 3,171 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges included; chef, food writer and author, Gill Meller, MasterChef judge and restaurant critic, Charles Campion, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, baker, Tom Herbert, and food writer and baking columnist Martha Collison as well as food buyers from Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols.
All Killowen Farm yogurt is produced on Killowen Farm in Courtnacuddy, Enniscorthy using milk from the Killowen farm herd of over 150 cows. This award winning live yoghurt has no preservatives, no additives and no colouring. Killowen Farm natural yogurt is as natural as you can get, it is made simply with milk and live cultures. When making the flavoured yogurts, real fruit and a small amount of sugar is added to the natural yogurt. Killowen Farm consciously limit the amount of added sugar so that these yogurts can be enjoyed as a healthy treat for all the family. The Killowen Farm range is available through selected SuperValu, Dunnes and Tesco stores, along with a number of independent retailers nationwide.