11 Oct 2017

Nonno Nanni wins Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2017

Nonno Nanni's Robiola and Lactose-Free Fresco Spalmabile both won awards at the “Food Oscars”

Nonno Nanni scores a double win at the 2017 Great Taste Awards, universally seen as the “Food Oscars”. The Great Taste Awards, the British awards for fine foods, have been organised every year since 1994 by the Guild of Fine Food, the international association for gourmet products in the food&beverage sector.


This year, the jury selected two cheeses from the Veneto based firm of Nonno Nanni for awards: Robiola and Lactose-Free Fresco Spalmabile. Both products received a prestigious Gold Star. Justifying their choice, the jury wrote that they particularly appreciated the Robiola's creamy softness and its sweet but balanced flavour. The Lactose-Free Fresco Spalmabile stood out for its rich, profound notes and intense milky flavour which made it a valid alternative for anybody with lactose intolerance who does not want to renounce the taste of milk.


Only products scoring at least 80 points out of 100 are awarded this prestigious recognition. The entries were assessed by a jury of personalities from the food&beverage sector, including journalists and critics, chefs, restaurant owners, producers and buyers. No account was taken of any aspect other than flavour. All products were submitted to anonymously, with no branded containers or labels, to avoid marketing considerations affecting judgement. 


The 2017 edition of the awards assessed over 12,000 products from all over the world. Of these, 3171 were awarded one star, 1011 two stars and 165 three stars.


"The Great Taste Awards are the most prestigious in our sector, and winning a Gold Star is really important recognition," comments Silvia Lazzarin, Marketing and Communications Manager for Latteria Montello. "We have been winners of this award three times now. We won in 2010 and 2013 too. On top of making us feel intensely proud, this also encourages us to continue down our chosen road of constant commitment to the quality and flavour of our cheese products."


This year's Great Taste Awards are the latest addition to many other awards recently received by Nonno Nanni, including: a prize at the Formaggi & Consumi Awards 2017; four medals at the World Cheese Awards; the EY Special Prize for Entrepreneur of the Year; the Capitani dell’Anno award 2016; the Redditività del branded business award of ICM Research; two medals at the International Cheese Awards; a Prodotto dell'anno 2016 award; and a FOOD Award 2016.


Fresco Spalmabile
Lactose Free

The appetising simplicity of Nonno Nanni Fresco Spalmabile is also available in the Lactose Free version.