Kerridge presents new BBC Two food show set in heart of Yorkshire Dales

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by Simon Austin

Amateur food producers will sell their wares in a shop in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in a new BBC Two series presented by two-Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge.

The new 8x60’ series The Finest In The Deli: Yorkshire’s Choice, produced by Studio Lambert, gives passionate producers an opportunity to showcase their produce to real customers as well as two expert judges - the food writer and restaurateur Nisha Katona and artisan expert Alison Swan Parente.

It is not just the judges that the producers have to impress though - making sales in the shop and appealing to the taste buds of the local community is equally as important.

In the eighth and final show of the series, the shop will be filled with the seven winning products from the seven different categories. The judges will ask the locals to help them one last time to decide which producer and product is the best overall.

Kerridge said: “The huge rise in interest around artisan food products in this country has been phenomenal over the past few years. This has led to a great many more amateur food lovers having a go at making goods themselves with some outstanding results. I cannot wait to see the range of artisan products on the shop shelf and seeing if they are well received by the local community!”

David Brindley, Head of Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, added: “We’re thrilled to be heading up to Yorkshire to see what the country’s most innovative food producers have to offer the local community. In Tom, Nisha and Alison, we’re very excited to have brought together the perfect trio of expertise to guide, judge, console and celebrate with them in equal measure.”

The Finest In The Deli: Yorkshire’s Choice was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two and David Brindley, Head of Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment and the Commissioning Editor is Catherine Catton.

The series is being produced by Studio Lambert where Tom Garland and Tim Harcourt are executive producers, Gary Broadhurst is series editor and Zoe Page is the series producer. The Finest In The Deli: Yorkshire’s Choice will air in 2018.