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Hawkshead Relish Finalist in Delicious Magazine Produce Awards

Hawkshead Relish Finalist in Delicious Magazine Produce Awards

Hawkshead Relish Finalist in Delicious Magazine Produce Awards

Westmorland Chutney, from the Hawkshead Relish Company has been shortlisted by Delicious Magazine in their inaugural Produce Awards.

‘Delicious’ is UK’s best selling food magazine and in association with Fisher & Paykel have launched these awards to look for the very best of British regional produce. The awards are aimed to finding the very best produce that Britain has to offer. A team of distinquished judges have been scouring the regions in the search for outstanding culinary creations which reflect their regional identity as well as being exceptional in quality & flavour.

Westmorland Chutney is handmade in the Lake District village of Hawkshead & derives from a traditional Lakeland recipe which dates back to the 16th century when the Caribbean trading ships docked on Cumbria’s west coast laden with exotic fruits & spices.

Today, Westmorland Chutney epitomises the quintessential ploughman’s pickle, packed with locally sourced Apricots, Dates & Prunes cooked with a blend of spices in a rich red wine vinegar.

“I couldn’t be more delighted to see our Westmorland Chutney making it to the finals of these national awards. It is a personal favourite & one of the first preserves we ever made as well as being ‘today’ our best selling chutney! The recipe & name truly encapsulates our wonderful region!” comments Maria Whitehead director & co-owner of Hawkshead Relish.


Westmorland Chutney is already a Great Taste Award winner in 2015. Handmade with optimum quality ingredients & completely natural without any artificial flavouring, colouring or additives as well as suitable for vegetarians as well as gluten & nut free.

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History and ethos of the business.


The Hawkshead Relish Company is a family run business and a renowned artisan producer of award winning preserves ranging from jam to chutney, mustard to mayonnaise, sauces to savoury jellies.

Based in the heart of the English Lake District; the distinctive range boasts the finest locally sourced ingredients, handmade without any artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives. All are free from Gluten and Nuts as well as suitable for vegetarians.

Small considered batches are cooked up in open pans by a dedicated and passionate team whose pursuit of excellence is testimony to these unique speciality preserves. 

Hawkshead Relish has become synonymous with the art of culinary excellence supplying retail, gift and food service. Holding over 50 ‘Great Taste’ Awards and ‘Speciality Producer’ from the Guild of Fine Food, the distinctive range has a discerning following from celebrity chefs to Royalty.

With over 100 innovative products the range promises to inspire culinary creativity and add regional originality to all global cuisine.