From county shows to red tractor symbols, we are proud of all the achievements of our business, our products and our people and are pleased to display a selection of them here...
The Great Taste Awards
These awards are held every year and attract around 12,000 entries across all sorts of food and drink categories. An esteemed group of over 500 judges, including chefs, food writers, restaurateurs and others, all taste a selection of products and then award a small number of them a coveted gold star – ranked from three stars to one.
They are seen as the 'Oscars' of the food and drink world and we are pleased our products have been enjoying success at these awards for the last six years.
St Helen’s Farm Goats Butter, 2 stars, 2018
The judges loved our butter, commenting that it is ‘very smooth and creamy’ and it ‘melts away in the mouth’.
St Helen’s Farm Whole Goats Milk – 1 star, 2018
The experts were won over, commenting that our whole milk is a ‘delicious product’.
St Helen’s Farm Skimmed Goats Milk – 1 star, 2018
The judges explained how our skimmed milk is ‘fresh, slightly creamy with a mild flavour’ and liked its ‘surprising richness for skimmed milk’.
St Helen’s Farm Natural Goats Milk Yogurt, 1 star, 2018
The judges loved the ‘great creamy texture’ and the ‘excellent lactate flavours with good citrus notes’.
St Helen’s Farm Blossom Honey Yogurt – 1 star, 2018
A ‘smooth yogurt with a gentle honey flavour’ that is ‘delightful’ and ‘beautifully balanced’.
St Helen’s Farm Chocolate Ice Cream – 1 star, 2018
The judges remarked on its richness and that the ‘chocolate gives a fabulous deep colour and depth of flavour’.
St Helen’s Farm Mature Goats Cheese – 1 star, 2017
The judges explained how our cheese ‘is nicely balanced’ and ‘the texture is creamy and crumbly’ they ‘could see this grating well.’.
St Helen’s Farm Vanilla Ice Cream – 1 star, 2017
The judges felt our ice cream was ‘rich and creamy.’ They described it’s ‘lovely vanilla quality. Great length of cream and vanilla notes dancing along the taste buds’.
This year we were especially pleased to be certified as a Great Taste producer, awarded to companies with a proven track record of achieving Great Taste awards for a minimum of three years.
Cheese and Dairy Shows
Perhaps the most satisfying awards we get are when our products are tasted and judged by people who may not even know of us.
It happens each year at County Shows like the Bath and West, the Nantwich Show (home of the International Cheese Awards) and on our home patch at the Great Yorkshire Show.
Our successes in recent years include:
2017 - Royal Bath and West in June
Strawberry & Vanilla Yogurt - Gold
Mature Goats Cheese - Silver
Natural Yogurt - Silver
Fat-Free Yogurt - Silver
Blueberry Layered Yogurt - Bronze
2017 - Devon Show in May
Goats Butter - First
Mature Goats Cheese - First
Natural Yogurt - Second
Blueberry Yogurt - Third
Mild Goats Cheese - Third
2016 - Nantwich Show in July
Skimmed Goats Milk - Gold
Waxed Goats Cheese - Silver
Vanilla Ice Cream - Bronze
2016 - Great Yorkshire Show in July
Natural Goats Yogurt - First
Whole Goats Milk - Second
Skimmed Goats Milk - Third
Vanilla Ice Cream - Third
2016 - Royal Bath and West in June
Natural Goats Yogurt - Gold
Waxed Goats Cheese - Silver
Mild Goats Cheese - Bronze
Goats Butter - Bronze
Fruit-Layered Yogurts - Bronze
2016 - Devon Show in May
Natural Goats Yogurt - Second
Gooseberry and Apple Goats Yogurt - Second
Blossom Honey Goats Yogurts - Third
Assured Food Safety and Quality
The image of the Red Tractor is a well known and respected one amongst farmers, producers and consumers.
So we are delighted that our own farms and all of our suppliers are members of this scheme which independently monitors standards of animal welfare, food safety and environmental protection.
In addition, our dairy is also accredited by the SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) food safety standard organisation. This is a body set up to independently set and monitor food producers to ensure they are adhering to legal requirements and operating to agreed industry best practices.