A FARM shop in Herefordshire has won three prestigious worldwide food and drink awards.

Oakchurch Farm Shop, based at Staunton-on-Wye, just outside Hereford, has won three top 3-star awards, as part of the annual Great Taste awards.

Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, receives products from across the world when compiling their awards.

Out of thousands of products sent in from all over the world, family-owned and run Oakchurch, who already have 20 of these awards, were able to add another three to their collection.

The awards were for Oakchurch’s homemade gelato ice cream - Cherry Amaretto, Very Cherry and Cafe au Lait. All made using fresh local ingredients, including handpicked fruit grown on the Oakchurch farm.

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3-star Great Taste awards are the highest possible level achievable, which means the product were described by judges as extraordinarily tasty.

One of the judges branded the Cherry Amaretto ice cream a triumph, and said it was a truly thoughtful and deeply successful combination of textures and flavours perfectly balanced.

Additional awards for Oakchurch Farm Shop included their own t-bone and rib-eye steaks, beef & mushroom pie, steak & kidney pie and several other ice creams.

Judged by over 100 of the most discerning palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, buyers, retailers and producers, as well as food writers and journalists, Great Taste is the most coveted of all food and drink awards.

Oakchurch owner Nick Price said he was absolutely delighted with the news.

He said: “We count ourselves to be so lucky to be located in rural Herefordshire where amazing food is always available in great abundance, right here on our doorstep. It really makes a difference to the quality and the flavour.

"We’re proud to be able to display the Great Taste Awards logo as a distinct indication of our high quality and great tasting food.”