Bolster Moor continues winning streak

Bolster Moor Farm Shop continues its red hot streak of success by taking the top two titles at the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition.

Following on from the Huddersfield-based business’ success at the National Pie Competition in Harrogate, it went on to take both the supreme champion title for sausage and pork pie at the competition in Bradford this weekend. It even landed the title of reserve supreme champion pork pie, as well as a clutch of individual class titles.

Bolster Moor secured the pie title with its first-prize large pork pie, or stand pie, the sausage championship with its first-prize thick pork sausages and reserve pork pie honours with its traditional pork pie.

Simon Haigh, from Bolster Moor, said: “We’re very pleased. We first entered the competition in 1999, and since then, one of the things I’ve always wanted to do was win both titles. We’d won one, or the other, but never both so it’s great to have done it.”

The Great Yorkshire is the UK’s biggest regional meat trades competition and this year’s 24th annual contest, again held at Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, attracted hundreds of entries from butchers, farm shops and bakers from across the county, including a strong contingent of first-time entrants.

Other winners on the day included Nigel Hofmann, of Hofmann’s Butchers in Westgate, Wakefield, who took the reserve sausage championship. Weegmann’s Butchers in Market Place, Otley, clinched the black pudding championship, Paul Flintoff, of Kippax, Leeds, took the beefburger title, while the ‘New Kid on the Block’ trophy for best newcomer was taken by Thorncliffe Farm Shop, Huddersfield, with its first prize speciality cold eating pie – hand-raised pork and black pudding.

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