Shropshire goats cheese dairy, Brock Hall Farm, is celebrating winning a coveted Golden Fork, the ‘Oscar’ of the food industry. The prestigious award, only one of 16 given on Monday night at a glittering gala dinner in London’s Royal Garden Hotel, is the ultimate accolade for food producers worldwide.
The Very Important Producer Golden Fork award was sponsored by Woman and Home magazine and presented to cheesemaker and business owner Sarah Hampton by the magazine’s editor, Jane Curran. The VIP Golden Fork award celebrates producers who go that extra mile to create something special.
Brock Hall Farm Dairy, near Bridgnorth, has been making a range of goats cheese for just five years. In that short period of time, Mrs Hampton and her small team of local people have won an astounding array of national and international awards. Mrs Hampton said: ‘We are elated to have won this incredible award and for our efforts to be acknowledged in this way. This Golden Fork is the culmination of all our hard work over the years.’
Husband and business partner, Robert Hampton commented: ‘It’s an incredible achievement. Out of more than 10,000 food products from all sectors, only 16 have won a Golden Fork tonight and we are one of them. We are immensely proud to bring this award back to Shropshire.’