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:
2014 - Great Yorkshire Show in July
Goats Butter - Gold
Group of Four Goats Milk Yogurts - Silver
Whole Goats Milk - Bronze
Goats Butter was also selected as BEST BUTTER at the Show!
2014 - Royal Bath and West Show in May
Waxed Deli Goats Cheese - Silver
Natural Goats Milk Yogurt - Bronze
The first year that the British Cheese Awards were held at this show
2014 - Devon Show in May
Mild Goats Cheese - 1st Prize
Natural Goats Yogurt - 1st Prize
Blossom Honey Goats Yogurt -1st Prize
Best yogurt at the show for two years running!
2013 - British Cheese Awards September
Mild goats cheese – Bronze
Great recognition for our mild cheese in a category with many entries
2013 - Global Cheese Awards (Frome Show) September
Natural Goats Yogurt - Gold
Cherry and Cranberry
Goats Yogurt - Silver
Peach and Passion Fruit Goats Yogurt - Bronze
A triple at the Global!
2013 - Great Yorkshire Show July
Ice cream – First
(plus the Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Quality)
Honey yogurt – Second
Skimmed milk – Third
Goats cheese – Third
A pleasing home win!
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.