We're continuing to make our mark on the Yorkshire food scene 10/10/2016

The Balloon Tree and Yorkshire Wagyu teams at the Yorkshire Life Awards

We're very pleased to share that our fabulous beef has won a second prestigious food award in the space of a week.

Our Wagyu beef was awarded Food Product of the Year at the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards that were held at the Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, where over 150 of Yorkshire’s top producers and suppliers, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers attended the awards that reward excellence and champion the region’s food and drink industry.

Our co-founder, Jonathan Shepherd, said: “The Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards is one of the biggest events in the region’s calendar and we are very proud to be a part of it.

“To reach the final was fantastic, but to beat such stiff competition from Yockenthwaite Granola and butchers Lishman’s of Ilkley to take the coveted prize is just amazing.”

The win comes on the back of a Best Meat award for Yorkshire Wagyu Ribeye steak at the East Yorkshire Local Food Network awards.

We had another reason to celebrate at the awards when fellow Yorkshire business and the first Wagyu stockist in the area, The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Café, scooped the Farm Shop of the Year title at the same awards ceremony.

We have collaborated with The Balloon Tree’s Matthew Machin to create an in-store Yorkshire Wagyu butchery counter that is run by The Yorkshire Wagyu Company’s butcher, Aaron Marshall.

“To say we’re delighted for all our team, and those at The Balloon Tree Farm Shop who have been with us since day one, is an understatement. We’re really proud of our Yorkshire Wagyu and honoured to have won the category – thank you to all of our supporters,” added Jonathan.