The Made in Gloucestershire Artisan Food Award celebrates the creativity and craftsmanship of local artisans who produce exceptional food products in Gloucestershire. This category aims to recognise and promote the region’s culinary artisans and their dedication to preserving traditional methods while embracing innovation.
Judges will evaluate the taste and flavour profiles of artisanal food products. They should be exceptional, with well-balanced and harmonious flavours. The overall quality and craftsmanship of the products are essential. Entries should showcase meticulous attention to detail in their creation.
Judges may look for innovative approaches to food production, including unique flavour combinations, creative techniques, or the revival of traditional recipes. The visual appeal of the artisanal food products and their packaging is important, as it enhances the overall consumer experience.
Artisans actively involved in and contributing to the local community, whether through food festivals, workshops, or support for local initiatives, may receive additional recognition for their community impact.
Emphasis on sustainable practices in food production, such as eco-friendly packaging, waste reduction, or environmentally conscious sourcing, may be recognised.