10 September 2010, 17:22 PM
  • Hurstwood Farm’s Cold-pressed 100% Cobnut Oil, from Kent has beaten 6026 other entries to become The Great Taste Awards 2010 Supreme Champion

Three months of judging of this year’s 6027 entries ended at Fortnum & Mason with the Supreme judging panel making the final decision just hours before the announcement.

The stellar panel included chefs and revered food critics including Sat Bains, Racine’s Henry Harris, Nic Watt of ROKA, Bruno Loubet, Silvena Rowe, Charles Campion, Xanthe Clay and Lucas Hollweg.

Hurstwood Farm is the first, and only, commercial producer of Cobnut Oil in the UK. Similar to hazelnut or walnut oil, but with a more intensely delicious nutty flavour, cobnut oil gives added flavour and depth to many dishes, both hot and cold.

The judges remarked -“It’s excellent, magnificent and has a very clean length… simply a beautiful artisan product and a truly British product… Never has a pressed nut impressed so many! The cobnut renaissance starts here…”

The Guild of Fine Food’s Bob Farrand comments, “This year just 100 products out of 6027 entries were awarded the ultimate 3-stars, so to be the Supreme Champion really puts into perspective how much of a wow factor Hurstwood Farm’s Virgin cold-pressed 100% Cobnut Oil has.”