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Calling Hampshire's Talented Butchers

Posted: 9th January 2019

Calling Hampshire's Talented Butchers

Local food group, Hampshire Fare, is on the hunt for the county’s talented butchers and producers ahead of the return of the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition on Tuesday 5th February.

The popular annual meaty contest will be held at Eastleigh College where a panel of expert judges from across the UK will judge the twelve categories.  The event is being sponsored by Lucas Ingredients, Dalziel, Santa Maria, Ringwood Brewery and Mozzo.

The categories include Traditional Pork Sausage, Hampshire Sausage, Young Sausage Maker, Speciality Sausage, Charcuterie, Hot-Eating Pie, Meatballs and Faggotts and Cold-Eating Pie. Entries will be marked against strict criteria including texture and flavour.

Tracy Nash, Commercial Manager of Hampshire Fare commented: “The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition is a unique opportunity for all local butchers and producers. The event puts the spotlight on our county’s butchers with lots of interest from local and national media. Through highlighting the best local products we aim to encourage people to make shopping at their local butchers a regular event.”

A winner will be announced in each category with one overall champion. New for this year, there will be an Innovative Produce Award presented by Hampshire Fare.

Entry forms must be completed by 31st January and returned to Hampshire Fare. The products entered will need to be dropped off at Eastleigh College on Tuesday 5th February for judging. The entry form is available at www.hampshirefare.co.uk , call 023 8073 3830 or email info@hampshirefare.co.uk.