Over the last 17 years the World Marmalade Awards has grown to encompass not just homemade citrus preserves but to embrace small producers around the world who impress the judges with their techniques and imagination. So starting in 2021 we decided to separate the awards presentation events so that both the homemade entrants and the commercial entrants had their own special day, and time afterwards to celebrate their efforts in the press and on social media.

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gold winners from 2022 marmalade awards

from right to left: Sunday Times photographer Asadour Guzelian; Nyreen Roberts, Nyreen’s Preserves, Zambia; Esther Brooks, Woodcrest Kitchen; Eleanor Holmes and Adam Jakeman, The Sun Inn Newton Reigny.

On Saturday 26th March we invited the gold and double gold winners to Dalemain Mansion in Cumbria – the home of The World’s Original Marmalade Awards – to join in a Q&A on commercial marmalade making with expert Pam Corbin and judge Michael Perry, hosted by patron Dan Lepard. Then we were joined by award-winning photographer Asadour Guzelian from The Sunday Times newspaper to photograph some of our gold winners, in an article by Times journalist Louise Eccles.

Photographed by the Sunday Times were:

Esther Brooks, from Woodcrest Kitchen, 2 Golds for Bitter Seville Orange Marmalade, and Lemon & Orange Marmalade with a Hint of Ginger.

The Sun Inn Newton Reigny’s chef and co-owner Adam Jakeman, with staff member Eleanor Holme, who were first-time entrants and won Gold in the B&B category with their Seville Orange and Quince Marmalade, with Cumberland Saucy Gin.

Nyreen Roberts, Nyreen’s Preserves, Zambia. Gold winner for Passionfruit Marmalade with Honey.

Esther Brooks wrote on Instagram “From a small County Durham business based in Burnopfield to the national press… As always, massive thanks to everyone who makes the @marmaladeawards happen every year”.

The Sun Inn wrote on Facebook, “We have sold out of our current stock but look forward to making some more in the near future. The Cumberland Saucy Gin was sourced from Chestnut House in Pooley Bridge as we wanted to keep it as local as we could. Our thanks go to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens for hosting the event and judging our marmalade.”

Congratulations to all our Artisan Category entrants, you can read about the winning entries here, and a special thank you to our sponsor Fortnum & Mason who will be selling some of the winning jars.

Coming up: The 2022 Marmalade Festival & Homemade Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday 14th May at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, which will include the Rathbones Next Generation competition, “all about challenging people of all ages to create a new family recipe or resurrect one that their parents, grandparents or aunts and uncles may have made, adding their own personal stamp”. See you then.