Galotyri PDO cheese named Supreme Champion at Great Taste Awards

A spreadable mixed-milk cheese from Greece has taken the title of Supreme Champion at this year’s Great Taste Awards – crowned as the best of all the 14,195 products entered into the accreditation scheme in 2023.

Roussas Dairy’s Galotyri PDO cheese was announced as the winner at Battersea Arts Centre, which played host to the Golden Forks ceremony – the culmination of a months-long judging process organised by the Guild of Fine Food in the UK.

The pasteurised sheep and goats’ milk cheese is made in Attica by a family business, which has been producing premium feta and other traditional dairy products since the 1950s.

Among the other Golden Fork winning products announced were Belazu Ingredient Company’s Sour Cherry Molasses, Confit Duck Legs from Irish supplier Silver Hill and a Pistachio Ice Cream made by Mauds in Northern Ireland.

All the Golden Forks were selected from a pool of 248 food & drink items that had already won the top 3-star Great Taste award. After the main judging process, which spanned 89 judging days from March to June, the 3-stars were all re-judged to determine who would win the trophies.

The Galotyri was described by Great Taste judge and Whole Foods Market buyer Louise Allen as “beautifully light and creamy”, and praised by celebrity chef Ravneet Gill for its versatility.

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