Jerriaise D’or’s goats cheese has received a 2-star rating in this year’s prestigious Great Taste Awards. The world’s most coveted food and drinks award singled out the Fluffy Fuhka cheese from the St Ouen’s Farm, dubbing it ‘beyond delicious!’
12,772 products were sent in to the Great Taste Awards from over 100 different countries, with only 10% being recognised as worthy of a two-star rating.
Food critics, chef, cooks, restaurateurs, food writers and were amongst the 500 judges tasked with carrying out blind taste tests of products, remarking on Fluffy Fuhka that: “this is a beautifully made cheese. It brings a delicate opening with a flavour that builds well with salt and lactic and grass and chalky delight. Great length and depth of flavour, soft and creamy with the perfect level of salt and a very gentle goat note.
“It is a pretty little cheese that brought a smile to our faces – even those who would normally steer clear of goats cheese!”
As well as bearing the Genuine Jersey hallmark, guaranteeing its local provenance, the cheese will now bear the unmistakable black and gold Great Taste label as a badge of honour. Jerriaise D’or are currently the only goats cheese producers in the island, hand-crafting their products from their herd of Golden Guernsey goats. The humorously named, Fluffy Fuhka, is an aged goats cheese which delivers a complex and fuller flavour that only improves over time.
Cheesemaker and joint-owner of Jerriaise D’or, Angela Harvey-Jones, explains: “It took a long time to develop the recipes and although our customers consistently give us excellent feed-back on how much they love our cheese, we decided to subject ourselves to the independent and slightly scary scrutiny of the prestigious Great Taste awards to get an expert independent view of our cheese. My husband John and I will be celebrating with our Golden Guernsey girls giving them extra special treats for all their good work.”
Apart from at the farm gate in St Ouens, the winning cheese can be purchased exclusively from Relish the prestigious St Helier deli and found on the cheese trolley at Longueville Manor.