Robinson’s takes north-west pork title

The Bpex Regional Roadshow and Butchers Pork Product Excellence Awards kicked off at the beginning of October, with 250 products from 40 butchers.

Robinson’s Farm Shop took the overall champion crown for the North West with its pork pie. Rachael Robinson from the shop said: “With only a few months to perfect our pork pies, I was overwhelmed to hear the news that not only had we won the ‘Traditional Pork Pie’ category but we’d been awarded the ‘National Champion’ title for whole event. To come out on top on our first attempt is a great achievement.”

Vaughans Family Butchers took three of 12 category champion titles and Berkins Butchers won gold and silver with its plain pork burgers, with mixes from spice company Leonards.

Sales manager of Leonards Eleanor Lelliott said: “I am delighted to hear that our mixes are still winning awards. Not only do these products work on their own, but they are also very simple to add complementary fresh flavours to, making them a brilliant value-added product.”

Bpex butchery and product development manager Keith Fisher explained that Bpex was delighted with the turnout.

“The standards on display did not disappoint, which made judging incredibly hard. From the 250 entries, half went away with a gold award – scoring 95-100 points out of 100. This is real testament to the quality to be found in butchers and farm shops in the North West,” said Fisher.


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