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Tasted by the experts, Tomato Purée from Industrie Montali srl is awarded a Great Taste 1-star in 2022

Italy-based, Industrie Montali srl has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a highly prized 1-star Great Taste award for its “Tomato purée”.

More than 14,000 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process; and Industrie Montali srl was dubbed a “rich and punchy” at the world’s most coveted food and drink awards. 4,078 products were awarded a Great Taste 1-star – ‘food and drink that delivers fantastic flavour’, 1,237 were awarded a Great Taste 2-star – ‘above and beyond delicious’, and 241 were awarded a Great Taste 3-star – ‘extraordinarily tasty food and drink’.

Described as “It has depth of flavour, some sweetness and savoury tomato notes. It would help lift many dishes.”, this pureè was a big hit with the Great Taste judges.

Made with tomato paste and salt, the Tomato Purée was one of 5,556 products to receive a Great Taste award in 2022 (which is only 39.1% of the total products entered).

What is Great Taste?

Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food lovers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. All products in the line-up for judging are blind-tasted: every product is removed from its packaging so it cannot be identified, before entering a robust, layered judging process.

This year, the judging took place over 90 days across two judging locations (Dorset and London) with a panel of more than 500 judges. This year’s line-up saw food and drink products submitted from a staggering 110 different countries from across the world.

Stefania Montali from Industrie Montali srl comments: “We are delighted to have won a Great Taste award for our Tomato purée. I am so proud to be adding the iconic black and gold Great Taste logo to our Tomato Purée.


“Industrie Montali srl is a family business born in 1910 so to be where we are today is just wonderful.”

“Being recognised with a Great Taste 1-star means so much to independent producers such as myself, as it makes all the hard work and determination worth it! Great Taste is the most recognised accolade for taste and quality in the food and drink world, so it really is a big win! Stefania Montali concludes.

This purée is made with only Italian tomatoes and it is ideal to add flavour and color to any dish such as pasta, sauces and meat.

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Editor’s notes:

Established in 1994, Great Taste is organised by the Guild of Fine Food and is the world’s largest, longest standing and most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.

The full list of this year’s winners and where to buy them can be found at and a wide range of the award-winning products are available to buy in delis, farm shops and independent retail outlets across the country.

As well as Great Taste, the Guild of Fine Food is known for publishing the industry-leading magazine, Fine Food Digest, running the annual Fine Food Show North in Harrogate and the global phenomenon, that is the World Cheese Awards. Plus, further events including award ceremonies and Great Taste markets, training sessions and member initiatives throughout the year.