Cumbria-based More? The Artisan Bakery has had its two-kilo sourdough Miche loaf named in the Great Taste Top 50 Foods list.
The table of top products was compiled as part of the Guild of Fine Food’s annual Great Taste accreditation scheme, which saw 8,807 food and drink products blind-tasted.
A total of 350 experts spent 45 days whittling down the entries, with the top 50 food and drink products chosen from the 123 entries that had gained a coveted 3-star gold.
Patrick Moore, director, More? The Artisan Bakery, and British Baker columnist, said: “We are all absolutely blown away to be included on the list of the Top 50 foods. It is a true testament to the unique taste and texture of something as simple as a loaf of ‘real bread’ to cause such a culinary stir.”
Judges this year included Masterchef winner and restaurateur Mat Follas, restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Charles Campion, food writers Lucas Hollweg and Xanthe Clay and over 300 food buyers from leading food halls, delicatessens and farm shops, including Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.