Birmingham butcher Walter Smith has won 2007 Supreme Champion at the Great Taste Awards, with its Free-range Pork Pie.
Other winners included Andrew Jones, West Yorkshire, with Figit Pie; En Place Foods, Ireland, with Castle Leslie Balsamic Reduction with Sherry and Fig; and Northfield Farm, Rutland, with Salt Beef.
Judging criteria for Supreme Champion were sustainability, production values and food ethics. Judges included Charles Campion, food journalist, Alex James, Blur bassist, and Bob Farrand, National Director of The Guild of Fine Food.
"The global food industry can con the public with fabulous packaging,"
commented Farrand, "but you cannot fool the taste buds. Once again, simple ingredients made with passion win hands down."
More than 4,300 products were blind tasted by 400 experts, while more than 700 products entered the Great Taste gold star awards and winners include Teapigs with Peppermint Tea from Bulgaria and John Pettit & Sons with Lincolnshire Poacher Sausage.