Taste Test: Our Guide to the Best Products at the Supermarket

There are tens of thousands of products on supermarket shelves; let us help you pick the best—in both taste and nutrition. After booting out foods that don't fit our nutrition standards, products are served to a Cooking Light staff tasting panel for blind taste tests. Here are the winning products in a variety of categories.

2011 Taste Test Awards: Artisanal Category Winners

We tasted products from around the country to find the best of the best from small-production food artisans. By Cindy Hatcher

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Gioia Cheese Burrata
Photo: Travis Rathbone

Best in Cheese: California

Gioia Cheese Burrata ($7 for 1 pound)

Until Gioia opened, burrata—mozzarella stuffed with curd and heavy cream—was difficult to find domestically. Now it's a chef's darling—wonderful in a roasted beet salad or simply drizzled with olive oil on its own.

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