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Hungarian Foods Win at One of the World’s Biggest Gastronomic Competitions

Júlia Tar 2021.09.24.

Three Hungarian foods have been awarded the maximum three stars in this year’s Great Taste Awards, and a further twenty-five foods received two stars.

Launched twenty-five years ago, the Great Taste Awards is one of the world’s largest gastronomic competitions, with around 12,000 products entered every year. Over 500 experts, chefs, buyers, food writers, and retailers give their opinions of the nominated foods, and “whether your product receives a 1, 2, or 3-star accolade, Great Taste stars are highly respected seals of approval,” the Award’s website states.

Hungarian Cheese Wins “World Cheese Championship”
Hungarian Cheese Wins “World Cheese Championship”

"We started making cheese in November 2014, and for Christmas, I took a small sample to several people in the village," the manufacturer's owner said.Continue reading

A total of eighty-eight Hungarian foods were honored at this year’s awards among Hungarian food products. Fajszi Paprika’s premium spicy paprika seed oil, Szicsek Pálinkafőzde’s premium Irsai Olivér grape pálinka, and Rubin Parprika’s smoked paprika product were awarded the three-star rating this year.

Two stars went to Szicsek’s premium Jonathan apple pálinka and red Wilms pear pálinka, one star to the distillery’s green walnut liqueur, three-year-aged apple pálinka, and pear pálinka, and one star to the honey peach distilled pálinka.

Source: HVG

Featured image: This years’ judges of the Great Taste Awards. Photo by Sam Pelly/Great Taste Awards’ Facebook page