THE Nantwich Food Festival has been selected as the host venue for the North West regional judging of the delicious. Produce Awards 2018.

The judging will take place on August 31, the opening day of the festival, with the Regional judging overseen by delicious. magazine’s Ambassador Valentina Harris, chef, broadcaster, cookery teacher and all-round expert.

Editor Karen Barnes said: “delicious. magazine is delighted to be bringing our produce awards regional judging to Nantwich Food & Drink festival show.

"delicious. magazine has a huge, loyal following of food-loving fans and we wanted to launch awards that build on our heritage as a publication dedicated to great-tasting food.

"We want to celebrate producers and artisans who are committed to quality and heritage. We aim to give a voice to the quiet heroes of the food world – the protectors of provenance and shepherds of sustainability.”

Tracy Cross, Head of Marketing and PR, said: “We are delighted to be selected to host the North West’s regional judging of the delicious. Produce awards, 2018.

"delicious. magazine is a renowned publication with a great heritage, and we are proud to work with them to recognise the best of our region’s food producers.”

The Nantwich Food Festival takes place from August 31 to 2 September 2.

Entry to the Nantwich Food Festival marquees and chef demonstrations is free, with a diverse programme of events, music and entertainment promising a wealth of entertainment for all the family.

Full details about this year’s festival can be found on the official website