Woodhouse butcher is top dog at industry trade fair

A flavoursome pork pie has earned a Mansfield Woodhouse butcher a Category Champion title at the East Midlands Pork Product Excellence Awards.

Thursday, 20th March 2014, 11:04 am

Robert Bowring Farmers Butchers won the Speciality Hot Eating Pork Pie category with its ‘Pork, Leek and Stilton Pie’.

A total of 341 products were submitted for judging by 51 butchers from the region in the event, which is organised by exporting company BPEX.

Claire Holland, BPEX product marketing manager, said: “We were delighted to see such a great turnout from butchers in the region - 341 entries from 51 butchers is a great result for the East Midlands roadshow.

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“And the standards did not disappoint, which made judging incredibly hard. Over a third of the products entered achieved a gold award – scoring 95-100 points out of 100.

“That’s a real testament to the quality of the products being produced by butchers and farm shops in the East Midlands.”