Great Taste Awards 2020

Who makes the best chocolate and cheese? We reveal this year’s award-winning foods, chosen by the experts

Great Taste is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards. They put your food or drink to the test with their panel of over 500 experts and it is a quick way to get honest, straightforward and impartial feedback from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers!

This year the Republic of Ireland producers won 396 Great Taste Awards, with 172 winners in Northern Ireland, among the 5,317 Great Taste awards (including 205 three-stars) this year in 106 countries.

There were 205 three-stars this year. Irish Great Taste three-star winners include:

Crossogue Preserves, Dawn Meats, Ummera Smokehouse, Dunnes Stores, ABP, Carlingford Oyster Company, Aldi Ireland, James Whelan Butchers, Rívesci and Nohoval Drinks Company

Some Irish two-star winners include:

Ballyhoura Apple Farm, Silver Hill Duck, Dr. Kom Premium Kombucha, Wildwood Vinegars and many many more. 

Some 127 Irish-made food and drink products won two stars in the Great Taste awards, and 420 were awarded one star. One and two-star products include cheeses, butters and yoghurts; cakes and breads; fish, meat and poultry; jams, dressings, coffee and fruit drinks.

Founded in 1994 and seen as the Oscars of the food world, the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste awards values taste above all else, and all products are removed from the packaging before tasting. The 144 judges – food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, retail buyers, cooks, producers, food writers, journalists and “influencers” – decide which products merit one, two or three stars. 

This year saw 12,777 product entries. Regional winners, including the Great Taste 2020 Supreme Champion, will be announced at a virtual event in October. 

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