Camilla gives Brocklebys the thumbs-up

Organic pork pie maker Brockleby's has been given the royal thumbs-up!

Organic pork pie maker Brockleby's has been given the royal thumbs-up.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid a visit to the Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire-based company's stand during a visit to Warwickshire's Royal Show and decided to take one of its pies back for Prince Charles to sample.

Charles is no stranger to organic products, which he produces at his Highgrove home. Said Brockleby's owner Ian Jalland: "We've worked really hard on perfecting the recipe and we know the Prince is a great supporter of organic produce."

The company is the only producer of organic versions of the area's famous pastry in Melton, with the pastry being made from organic, unbleached flour. The pie uses cuts of free-range, rare-breed, organic saddleback pork and is handmade at Brockleby's in-store bakery.

An EU ruling means that, from October, only pies made in the area will be able to bear the Melton Mowbray name.

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