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East Yorkshire farm business highly commended in national food awards

East Yorkshire farm business highly commended in national food awards


An East Yorkshire gourmet beef business is celebrating after being awarded a Highly Commended award in the Great British Food Awards.


Driffield based The Yorkshire Wagyu Company was awarded the accolade for its Original Biltong Slices in the best savoury snack categories that was judged byMasterChef presenter and chef, John Torode.


The judge's feedback about the Yorkshire Wagyu Biltong, that was launched earlier this year, included:"The flavours of this biltong are complex and delicious, with hints of apple cider vinegar and coriander - a tasty combination our judges hadn't come across before in a biltong. Overall, well balanced with a good texture - not too chewy or soft."



The Yorkshire Wagyu Company's Jonathan Shepherd is delighted with the commendation and said: "We've worked hard to grow the Yorkshire Wagyu brand and knowing that our prized Wagyu beef has been praised as a cured product is a real honour."


The Great British Food Awards were launched in 2014 by the eponymous magazine to celebrate the country's finest home-grown ingredients, producers and those who cook with them.


The award winning biltong costs £4.95 for 35g and is available from Whole Foods Market stores nationwide and online




Photo:The Yorkshire Wagyu Company award winning biltong Yorkshire Wagyu Biltong


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Notes to editors

  1. For more information about The Yorkshire Wagyu Company, please

  2. To keep up to date with news and events from The Yorkshire Wagyu Company on social media follow the company onTwitterandFacebook, and read theirnews. The Yorkshire Wagyu Company's Wagyu Cross and Wagyu full-blood herd feed on home-grown fertiliser-free forage, and are nurtured for over two years. The meat is hung for 21 days to improve the flavour.

  3. For more information about the Great British Food Awards, please visit