Congrats are in order for several local food-and-drink producers. The winners of the 2020 Good Food Awards have been announced, and five Missouri companies took home honors.
The annual awards recognize the best artisan products across the country, celebrating "taste-making crafters at the vanguard of deliciousness and social and environmental excellence." The awards span 17 categories, ranging from pickles and preserves to beer and coffee.
In the beer category, St. Louis' Perennial Artisan Ales won a Good Food Award for Giant Steps: Blend 2, a blended saison aged in red wine barrels with grapefruit, blackberries and raspberries. Weston's Green Dirt Farm took home an award for its fresh plain cheese, a lactic-style spreadable cheese, and St. Louis' Volpi Foods won for its heritage prosciutto, which is hand-rubbed, salted and air-dried.
Patric Chocolate certainly cleaned up this year: The Columbia, Missouri, company won three awards for its 67 percent Piura Peru and 67 percent Madagascar bars, as well as its Browned Butter Bar. Springfield's Askinosie Chocolate also won a Good Food Award for its dark chocolate and red raspberry "CollaBARation" bar.
The full list of winners can be found on the Good Food Awards website.