Ripple Effect chocolate from Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate won a Good Food Award.
Photo: Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate
Photo: Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate

Georgia cheese and chocolate makers among 2019 Good Food Award winners 

Six Georgia businesses took home top honors at this year’s Good Food Awards. 

Held annually in San Francisco, the awards honor food products free of artificial ingredients, hormones, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer and genetically modified ingredients.

Winners from Georgia include: 


The Griffin cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville. Sweet Grass Dairy also won for its Thomasville Tomme last year. Read more about it here.


The Ripple Effect from Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate in Krog Street Market in Atlanta. Xocolatl also won last year in the chocolate category. Read more about it here


Raspberry Macadamia Nuts from JARDI Chocolates in Chamblee. Read more here.


Sumac Honey from Dances With Bees in Cornelia and Sourwood Honey and Honeycomb from MtnHoney in Clarkesville. 

MtnHoney won in the honey category last year and the year beforeRead more about MtnHoney here


Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter from Goodson Pecans in Leesburg. Read more here.

Winners were determined after a blind tasting of entries that met standards for environmentally sound agriculture practices, good animal husbandry, sourcing transparency and responsible relationships throughout the supply chain.

Awards were given in the categories of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks and spirits.  

The 2019 winners come from 34 states and Washington, D.C., rising to the top amongst 2,035 entries in a blind tasting with 262 judges held in September. 

Click here for a full list of 2019 Good Food Award winners. 

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