Artisan Marmalade – The Worlds Original Marmalade Awards 2016
We entered The Worlds Original Marmalade Awards in March 2016. It was a very exciting moment for us even as experienced marmalade makers. Having established Pantri Swswen in 2012 and after terrific comments from our customers we decided to enter our artisan marmalade for global judging. It was a decision to enter the awards that certainly didn’t disappoint! Our entry was very successful and our Welsh Cider and Seville Orange Marmalade gained a Silver Award in 2016. It didn’t take very much encouragement from the organisers to get us to visit the competition setting. We soon decided to take a road trip to Dalemain Mansion in beautiful Cumbria to celebrate. It was a great chance to check out this amazing world marmalade competition for ourselves.
A little bit of history about the awards. These quirky awards were founded in 2005 by Jane Hasell-McCosh who had an idea to preserve grow and widen one of the most British of customs of making marmalade.
“The Awards are centred on Dalemain Mansion which is a stately Georgian home and has been lived in by the same family for over 300 years.
The Worlds Original Marmalade Awards competition is fierce and we were delighted with the accolade from the competition. We have since entered the marmalade awards many times and awarded bronze through to gold for our delicious welsh marmalade. Visiting Dalemain Mansion is always a pleasure and we always look forward to the excitement of entering the awards in March. We highly recommend a visit to the Marmalade Awards with the festival supported and extending throughout the local area and the town of Penrith.