Gee’s Jams wins GOLD and two BRONZE medals at Dalemain… very proud!
Thanks to the judges and supporting team for a great event……better weather next year we hope!!
Local preserves start up Gee’s Jams is celebrating having beaten entrants from over 40 countries to receive a prestigious Gold award at the 14th World’s Original Marmalade Awards. With the competition receiving over 3000 entries from around the globe, this Award proves that their marmalade really is world class.
Gee’s Jams won one of the marmalade world’s most prestigious accolades for its (ORANGE MARMALADE with COINTREAU) in the Artisan competition, which impressed judges with its appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.
Although storms have been hitting the UK all week, the Festival went on in glorious orange magnificence and Award winners flocked to Cumbria from around the world to collect their prizes for the 2019 Marmalade Awards, which are held annually at Dalemain Mansion in the Lake District, and to share in the orange glow generated by the Awards.
Over 40 countries competed in this year’s marmalade competition, which received entries from as far afield as Colombia, Kenya, Ecuador, Malta, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
The Artisan judges for 2019 were a prestigious panel of food industry experts, including Fortnum & Mason grocery buyer Sophie Walker, Waitrose consultant and chocolatier Will Torrent, Thursday Cottage founder Pam ‘the Jam’ Corbin and longstanding Awards patron Dan Lepard, food writer and baking guru.
Jane Hasell-McCosh, founder of the Awards, said: ‘It has been a joy to announce this year’s winners, who are all masters in the world of preserve making, and fantastic to welcome people to Dalemain from all around the globe. Every year the number of international entrants and visitors grows, and we are so privileged in such polarising times to be part of something that truly unites people. A love of marmalade, citrus, and food heritage has brought together so many people and it is truly wonderful to welcome friends old and new and to see our marmalade community grow. The Gold winners this year have been some of the best we have ever tasted, and we are sure they will go from success to success with their products.’
The Awards are sponsored by Fortnum & Mason and are proud to raise money for palliative care around the world. This year’s key beneficiary is once again Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland, and to date the Awards have raised over £250,000 for palliative care around the world.