We are very proud to now have three Kid Meat cuts awarded a Gold Star from the Great Taste Awards.
Our Cutlets and Whole Leg were both recognised in the 2014 entry. We re-entered in 2016 and we were thrilled when our Boned and Rolled Shoulder received a Gold Star, the judges commented that ‘the flavour of the meat is great’ and ‘a very good flavour, juicy and succulent, this meat is sweet and with real length’.
We applied to the Awards because although we know Kid Meat is delicious it deserves recognition as high-quality beautiful meat and we wanted to prove it by putting it to the test and The Great Taste Awards do exactly that!
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink. 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. There were 10,000 Great Taste entries in 2016 and of those products, 141 have been awarded a 3-star, 878 received a 2-star and 2,520 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges included; TV chef and author, Valentine Warner, MasterChef judge and restaurant critic, Charles Campion, fifth generation baker, Tom Herbert from Hobbs House Bakery, and Great British Bake Off winner, Frances Quinn; food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Waitrose and chefs including, James Golding, chef director of THE PIG Hotels, and Kevin Gratton, chef director of HIX Restaurants.