GET ready to have your tastebuds tickled as we can reveal the Dessert of the Year.

And you don't have to go far to try it as it will soon be on the menu at The Mere in Knutsford.

Tomas Krasnan, head pastry chef at The Mere, has been awarded the Gold Medal for Dessert of The Year as well as ‘Best in Class’ at this year’s Association of Pastry Chefs Dessert of The Year Competition which took place in London’s Hotelympia.

The competition, now in its 25th year, showcases the best in the business with some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry having competed.

In order to obtain the award, entrants had to submit online designs of an original dessert suitable for fine dining with an ingredient from Callebaut.

From this, 10 entrants were chosen to take part in the live finals to create the dessert in front of four judges.

Each dessert was marked on its originality, hygiene, number of skills shown, professional approach, eye appeal, taste and balance.

Tomas scored highest with his Yuzu Delice accompanied with a lime and matcha green tea.

Mark Fletcher, executive head chef at The Mere, added: "The Mere team are all extremely product of Tomas’ achievement.

"He is an extremely talented pastry chef with a great eye for presentation, detail and flavour profiles.

"It’s been a fantastic opportunity to be involved in, as it’s allowed us to share to the rest of the country the skills we get to see and enjoy every day.

 "When we launch the new Browns summer menu, Tomas’ Yuzu Delice dessert will feature as a special so all our guests will be able to enjoy it as well.”