Raleigh, N.C. — We know that North Carolina has good food, but now several of the best are being honored for their commitment to delicious, sustainable food products.
The Good Food Awards announced its 2015 finalists Wednesday. Eleven North Carolina businesses are on the list: .
BEER: Mystery Brewing Company (Hillsborough) honored for its Evangeline Saison
CHEESE: Looking Glass Creamery (Fairview) honored for its Connemara, a pasteurized goat milks cheddar
- Black Mountain Chocolate (Swannanoa) honored for its Mountain Milk Bar
- Escazu Chocolates (Raleigh) honored for its 70 percent Tumbes, Peru chocolate
- French Broad Chocolates (Asheville) honored for its 68 percent bar from Nicaragua
- It’s Chocolate (Winston Salem) honored for its Belize 70 percent bar
- Escazu Artisan Chocolates (Raleigh) selected for its Dark Chocolate Basil Ganache
- Videri Chocolate Factory (Raleigh) selected for its Strawberry Anise Ganache
HONEY: Cloister Honey (Charlotte) honored for its Bourbon Infused Honey
- Farmer’s Daughter (Hillsborough) selected for its Sweet Corn & Pepper Relish
- Two Chicks Farm (Hillsborough) honored for its Kimchi
- Farmer’s Daughter (Hillsborough) honored for its Strawberry-Honeysuckle Jam
- Two Chicks Farm (Hillsborough) selected for its Spicy Pepper Jelly
SPIRITS: Crude Bitters (Raleigh) selected for its Rizzo Bitters
The North Carolina businesses will find out on Jan. 8 if they are among the 130 winners during the Good Food Awards Ceremony and Gala in San Francisco.