It’s no secret that we Northerners just love a good pie. We’d bathe in gravy if we could. And while we know it’s a ridiculous stereotype, it really is true, and it’s why we’re so good at making homely, hearty grub – including the team at Yorkshire Handmade Pies.
Based in Ripon, the Yorkshire pie business picked up a number of stars in this year’s Great Taste Awards, with an array of their creations receiving acclaim from the judging panel.
The awards are given out on a star basis, with the top award being ‘3 stars’ and their smallest award, ‘1 star’ – which is still a fantastic testament to great food. The awards include dishes from all over the globe, making Yorkshire Handmade Pies’ biggest win even more of an achievement.
Awarded a grand total of 9 stars, Yorkshire Handmade Pies were given one prestigious 3-star award for their delicious Steak and Kidney pie, alongside two 2-star awards for their Yorkshire Steak and Black Pudding and Curried Cauliflower pies. Other awards included two one-stars for their Wild Mushroom and Night Porter Ale pie and the Steak and Hambleton Ale pie.
Yorkshire Handmade Pies founder James Sturdy: “We are over the moon. So fantastic for the team to be recognised for all their hard work. Five awards is a seriously impressive haul – it’s hard to get any awards so five is really good, especially the 3-star one.
“We’re so proud of our local area and of representing Yorkshire’s finest produce on an international stage. Great Taste is the most recognised accolade in the food and drink world. For independent producers like Yorkshire Handmade Pies it really means a huge amount to be recognised.”
Specialising in farm-to-fork grub, Yorkshire Handmade Pies prides itself on using local, Yorkshire Dales producers to create their pies, resulting in flavourful creations representative of God’s Own Country.
Other Yorkshire businesses to receive 3-star awards include West Yorkshire’s Bewley’s, North Yorkshire’s Brymor Dairy and popular gin distiller Mason’s of Yorkshire – who followed with multiple 2-stars.
[Featured image: Yorkshire Handmade Pies]