Butchers! Put your best sausages and pies forward!

Butchers! Put your best sausages and pies forward!

The county’s local food group, Hampshire Fare, is on the look-out for talented butchers and producers to enter February’s Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate Hampshire’s butchers and give them some well-deserved recognition.

Taking place on Wednesday 22nd February at the Holiday Inn in Winchester, this well-established competition highlights the county’s hard-working butchers and producers. There are thirteen categories to enter; Traditional Pork Sausage, Young Sausage Maker, Speciality Pork Sausage, Home-cured Bacon, Meatballs and Faggots, Traditional Pork Pie, Hampshire Sausage, Lamb/beef Sausage, Hot-eating pies, Black Pudding, Hampshire Charcuterie, Ready Meals and Cold-eating Pies.

Entries are judged by a panel of specialist judges from across the country. The judges examine the external and internal appearance and colour, texture and structure, taste and smell and ease of cutting. One winner of each category is announced along with a Supreme Champion, Hampshire Fare Award and New Forest Marque Award sponsored by Eric Robinson Solicitors.

Tracy Nash, Commercial Manager of Hampshire Fare commented: “We urge Hampshire’s butchers to get involved in the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition. It is a chance to be noticed for what you do and get some well-deserved publicity. Many of our competition winners have gone on to achieve great things.”

The competition is being sponsored by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Dalziel, Lucas Ingredients and Hampshire-based companies pmdc design and Mozzo Coffee. The three pie-related categories are being sponsored by South England Pastries. Read more about our sponsors. 

Butchers and producers can download an entry form. Closing date for entries is 16th February.