Maynard's Farm Wins Three Golds in the Great Taste Awards

13th August 2013

Maynard's Farm in Shropshire entered the Great Taste Awards and has won gold on three of their pork products. Great Taste is the ultimate consumer test, with 405 judges tasting food over 50 separate days.

The process is rigorous and the results are highly valued by producers and also by consumers, as it helps them to select what to put in their shopping basket when looking for the best. There is an expectation when a product carries the gold star label and Maynard's Farm can now place this onto their Dry Cured Smoked Black Treacle Bacon, Traditional Dry Cured Bacon and their Sweet Cured Cooked Ham. This adds to already being recognised as one of only 50 Rick Stein Food Super Heroes.

All of the pork used by Maynard's Farm is reared locally and then the process is carefully completed at Maynard’s Farm. Rob uses local ingredients wherever possible, such as salt from the Northwich Salt Mines in the Cheshire Plains. Selected flitches of bacon are smoked in the Maynard's Farm Smokehouse. There is a range of core products, such as those that have won the Great Taste Gold stars and then constant innovation through experimentation. The latest addition, ahead of Christmas, is a modern take on the traditional festive favourite - devil on horseback; a traditional pork sausage with smoked bacon and prune. Their range also includes their own unique interpretation of pancetta, black pudding and hams with a range of cures and marinades.

Rob Cunningham, owner at Maynard's Farm commented; "We are so pleased to have entered the Great Taste Awards - and to come away with three golds, is a fantastic achievement. We know how valuable these gold stars are when consumers are selecting what to buy and we now hope that they will help us to stand out as a product to choose. We believe that our products taste great but having this recognised seal of approval, provides the consumer with confidence when shopping."