Golden days for marmalade maker

Lynne Allan, who runs Lady Waterford Preserves at the Old Dairy in Ford, has won a highly prized gold award at this year’s World’s Original Marmalade Awards.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 12:14 pm
Lynne Allan with her award-winning marmalade.

The awards, which are the equivalent of the Oscars in marmalade making, take place every year at Dalemain, near Penrith in Cumbria.

Fighting off competition from over 40 countries and more than 3,000 entries, Lynne, who has previously won gold at the same competition, got her award for a Seville orange with pink peppercorns entered in the artisan section.

“The judges are looking for really top quality marmalade, so they are very fussy about how the marmalade looks, its colour, consistency, flavour and aroma,” said Lynne.

The competition is in its 14th year and the artisan judges included Dan Lepard, writer and baker, and Sophie Walker, grocery buyer for Fortnum & Mason, which sponsors the competition.

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Lady Waterford Preserves are for sale at the Old Dairy in Ford and at selected delis and stores throughout Northumberland.