Keeping with this weeks' Heilala Vanilla theme we would like to share with you something that popped up in our inboxes this morning of which we are very proud of.
Heilala Vanilla's Paste product has won the Overall Runner Up bestowment at this years Cuisine 2011 Artisan Awards held in New Zealand.
The paste has been and continues to be a massive hit amongst hat winning chefs and home cooks. Heilala have produced a 100% consistent vanilla flavour in their paste which is made from vanilla grown on coconut husk frames in organic virgin soil, hand polinated and dried. Just a few of the reasons why we love Heilala Vanilla.
Cuisine is New Zealand's leading good food and wine magazine and each year a selection of artisan producers are nominated by readers and held before the Cuisine magazine's judging panel comprising of chief editors of the good food mag and leading respected profiles in the industry such as Enzo Bettio, founder of Delamine Fine Foods and owner of Vin Alto; Jacqui Dixon, co-founder of Sabato; Julie Moore, co-founder of Moore Wilson; Jessica Godfrey, marketing manager of Caffe L'affare.
The winners of this years' award Helen and Richard Dorresteyn of Clevedon Valley Buffalo Company astounded judges with their Buffalo Yoghurt, a additive free thick-set velvety yoghurt.