2019 Flavours of Herriot Country Awards, Leyburn
PUBLISHED: 00:00 24 January 2020
Dawn McNamara Photography
Yorkshire's finest food producers, restaurants and chefs were recognised at the ninth Flavours of Herriot Country Awards at the Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn.
2019 Flavours of Herriot Country Awards
Cllr Mark Robson, Alexandra Little, Dr Justin Ives, Sam Thompson, Michelle Burne, Cllr Bridgett Fortune, Cllr Kevin Hardisty, Val Hardisty. All Hambleton District Council
Cllr Caroline Dickinson, Hambleton District council, Cllr Karin Sedgewick, Richmondshire District council
Jodine Allum, Diane shafto-Allum, Melanie Allum, Sara Metcalfe. Eppleby Village shop & Tea Room
Jane Tennant, Cllr Carl Les, Aly Tennant, Elly Fiorentini
Katie Matten, Amy OBrien, Shepherds Purse Cheeses
Carla Lawrence, Trisha Lingard, Joe Cornish Gallery café
Ian Ashton, Carol Ashton. World of James Herriot.
Charlotte Noone, Neil Jones, Irene Myers, Kate Powlett, Ian Ashton.
Val Hardisty, Peter Wright, Lin Wright, Kevin Hardisty.
Nicola Tragrui, Alan Rowley.
From best breakfast to brewed beer, the awards recognised the skill and dedication of small producers across Yorkshire. The awards were presented by BBC York's Elly Fiorentini and attended by Rosie Page, daughter of Alf Wight, author of the James Herriot stories.
As well as the 12 award categories, a special recognition award went to Shepherd's Purse Cheeses, and its founder Judy Bell for creating an internationally recognised cheese brand from a business started on the kitchen table of the Bell's farm near Thirsk.