Maloney’s Country Butchers & Bakers top National Meat Products Competition

Maloney’s Country Butchers & Bakers top National Meat Products Competition

Mike Maloney of Maloney’s Country Butchers & Bakers was crowned National Meat Products Champion 2015 for his outstanding pork pie at the National Meat Products Competition. He also took home a total of two category awards, seven gold and three silver awards for a variety of pies and bacon products.

Mike Maloney (centre) with (left) NFMFT President Jim Sperring and Michael Rawsthorne of IFI Ingredients (sponsors)

Mike Maloney (centre) with (left) NFMFT president Jim Sperring and Michael Rawsthorne of IFI Ingredients (sponsors).

The competition, organised by The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) and held at the Meatup exhibition in Stoneleigh, attracting over 40 entrants with a total of 300 products.

The competition, claimed as being the most comprehensive craft based products competition open to independent food retailers throughout the UK today was evaluated for technical and taste qualities by 17 judges across 19 categories ranging from Sausages and Burgers to Pies, Ready Meals and Black Puddings.

Overall, two trophies,19 salvers, 146 gold, 107 silver and 23 bronze certificates were won on the day.

The full list of category winners were:

PORK SPECIALITY SAUSAGE
Craig Finch of Craig Finch Butchers, Pork & Leek Speciality Sausage

MEAT SPECIALITY SAUSAGE
Craig Finch of Craig Finch Butcher, Aussie Lamb Speciality Sausage

MEAT SPECIALITY
David Purser of The Master Butcher, Smoked Bacon & Asparagus

MEAT IN PASTRY
Philip Cripps of Greens of Pangbourne, Beef Wellington

SPECIALITY HOT EATING PIE
Philip Cripps of Greens of Pangbourne, Ham & Chicken Speciality Hot Eating Pie

STREAKY BACON
Arthur Wright of C N Wright, Streaky Bacon

COLLAR JOINT
Mike Maloney of Mike Maloney Country Butchers & Bakers, Alderton Collar Joint

PORK PIE
Mike Maloney of Mike Maloney Country Butchers & Bakers, Pork Pie

GAMMON STEAK
Will Simkin of Essington Farm Ltd, Horseshoe Gammon Steak

GAMMON JOINT
Will Simkin of Essington Farm Ltd, Honey & Mustard Gammon Joint

READY MEAL
Will Simkin of Essington Farm Ltd, Lamb & Mint Hotpot Ready Meal

BLACK PUDDING
Paul Freemantle of Bosworths Butchers, Traditional Black Pudding

TRADITIONAL PORK SAUSAGE
Stephen Robinson of Robinsons Butchers & Delicatessen, Traditional Free Range Pork Sausage

BACK BACON
Martin Sercombe of M & P Rugby Ltd, Plain Back Bacon

SPECIALITY COLD EATING PIE
Robert Jones of Walter Smith Fine Foods Ltd, Free Range Pork, Turkey & Cranberry Cold Eating Pie

SAUSAGE ROLL
Robert Jones of Walter Smith Fine Foods Ltd, Free Range Pork, Stilton & Chive Sausage Roll

WHITE PUDDING
Andrew Holt of The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Co, Traditional Irish White Pudding

MEAT PASTY
Tim Potter of Tim Potter Son & Daughter Family Butchers, Pork & Apple Meat Pasty

BEEF BURGER
Rob Oakes of Oakes Farm Shop, Beef Burger

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