Fife businesses shortlisted for food and drink awards

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Four businesses from around the Kingdom have been shortlisted for this year’s Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

The Very Lovely Sauce Company is a finalist in the savouries and accompaniments category for its lemongrass caramel sauce, while the Your Piece Baking Company is also up for the same award for its handmade beef dripping oatcakes.

St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company is hoping to win the dairy category for its St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar.

And the Farmers Son is a finalist in both the Scotch brand product of the year and the meat categories at the awards for its black pudding.

The firms are among 62 food and drink businesses from across Scotland to have been announced as finalists in the awards.

Winners from all 26 categories will be announced in front of 800 guests at the awards ceremony on Thursday, June 7 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, said: “This year we’ve had such a diverse range of businesses entering the awards and a record-breaking number of entries, which really is fantastic to see.

“This year there were some really competitive fought categories and our panel of expert judges have had the hard task creating a shortlist from over 270 entries.

“It’s set to be a great event and I am delighted to see some fantastic businesses, products and people as finalists.

“Congratulations and good luck to all those shortlisted.”

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards aim to showcase innovation, enterprise and quality in the Scottish food and drink scene.