We're proud to announce we have recently been awarded a number of Smithfield Butchery Awards for some of our fabulous meats in the Butchery:
🥇 GOLD AWARD - Dry Cured Back Bacon
🥇 SILVER AWARD - Rib Eye Steak
🥇 SILVER AWARD - Tomato, Basil & Feta Sausage
🥇 SILVER AWARD - Nduja Chicken
🥇 BRONZE AWARD - Thick Pork Sausage
🥇 BRONZE AWARD - Smoked Streaky Bacon
Organised by the Q Guild of Butchers, the awards, which have been staged for more than 30 years, recognise and reward some of the UK’s finest craft butchery products.
This year’s awards saw more than 200 products put forward by butchers from up and down the UK for evaluation across 15 categories including Artisan Home Cured Bacon, Best Black Pudding, BBQ Product, Best Butcher’s Steak, Traditional Pork Sausage and Best Traditional Pork Pie. New categories for 2023 include Best Energy Efficient Hot Eating Product (reflecting the increasing cost of living across the UK and championing products which require less energy) and the Judges’ Wildcard, which all products were automatically entered for, and while may not be a category winner, were something which caught the judges’ eyes or taste buds.
The judging session, headed up by Keith Fisher, CEO of the Institute of Meat, brought together a selection of respected industry professionals, journalists and foodies at the City of Glasgow College earlier this month. Products were evaluated using a points system, with the best products awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold. Gold winners in each category vied for the coveted Diamond Awards, which were announced at the awards ceremony on 19th April at Butchers’ Hall in London.
Ben Hardi, Butchery Manager at Blacker Hall Farm Said ' It's an honour to have our products win these awards, we are very proud of our home reared meat and the great team we have here at Blacker Hall Farm'.
Thank you for the ongoing support from our customers and amazing team!
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