Chance to become pork pie champ of Yorkshire

BUTCHERS in Rotherham are invited to enter the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage, Black Pudding and Beef Burger Competition The closing date for postal entries falls this weekend and the competition is open to butchers, farm shops and bakers who make pork

A new open small pork pie class has been introduced this year for the first time in the contest’s history, and butchers from Lancashire and County Durham have already taken up the gauntlet in their respective competitions.

Postal entries need to be submitted by Saturday, November 8 – entry forms can also be downloaded at - though they will also be accepted up to 10.30am on the morning of the competition, which again takes place at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, on Sunday, November 16.

Organised by the Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils, it is the 26th year of Yorkshire’s premier product evaluation event.

It features three pork pie classes for traditional, stand and speciality cold eating pies, and three sausage classes   thin, thick and speciality. Supreme champions and reserve supreme champions will be crowned from the two main pie and sausage classes, with the sausage champion also automatically qualifying for the national ‘Champion of Champions’ sausage-making competition.

There are also standalone black pudding and beef burger competition classes, plus a ‘New Kid on the Block’ class for the best newcomer to encourage new blood to enter and gain valuable experience in the meat trades competition arena.