UK Sausage Week winners 2019 revealed
This year’s UK Sausage Week launched in style with a celebration lunch at the newly refurbished Butchers’ Hall, London. The winners of the 2019 UK Sausage Week competition were revealed during a ‘sizzling’ occasion attended by winners, finalists and Award partners.
Chef Lesley Waters, known for regular TV appearances on programmes such as Ready Steady Cook (BBC), Great Food (UKTV) and This Morning (ITV), presented the winners with their awards, including the coveted UK Supreme Sausage Champion accolade.
The top Award went to Morgan’s Country Butchers for its Traditional Shropshire Pork Sausage. Commenting after the presentation, Lauren Morgan said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win this fantastic Award and become this year’s UK Supreme Sausage Champion. We also won the West Midlands Traditional sausage category so it is a double celebration.”
The winning sausage uses Darren Morgan’s 30 year old recipe. Lauren added: “Dad is really thrilled. It’s a great sausage and very popular with our customers.”
Around 500 different sausages were entered into the competition and were judged back in September at The Regional Food Academy, Harper Adams University, by Institute of Meat CEO Keith Fisher, Q Guild of Butchers manager Claire Holland and members of Ladies In Pigs (LIPS).
Fisher said: “The care and attention that’s been put into the products submitted was clear. Sausage Week remains as important as ever since Meat Management magazine took over the initiative over three years ago and the quality of the sausages coming through genuinely increases year on year.”
The week-long sausage celebration still has a lot of events to take place. Across the UK butchers, manufacturers, associations and retailers are curating their own sausage events, competitions, promotions and tastings, to celebrate UK Sausage Week.
Companies and businesses still looking to get involved in the action may wish to download the official UK Sausage Week poster to display, or download the logo to print and use for product labels. There is also a selection of sizzling sausage recipes available for use.
For further information and to download the materials visit www.uksausageweek.com.
A full list of winners can be found below:
Best Foodservice Sausage:
Traditional – CMB’s Famous Lingfield Pork Sausage – CMB Foods
Innovative – Pork, Watercress & Pink Peppercorn Sausage – Solent Butchers
Best Supermarket/Multiple Retailer Sausage:
Traditional – Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Cumberland Sausage – Cranswick
Innovative – Lidl Deluxe RSPCA Assured Honey & Mustard Sausage
Best Manufacturer Own Brand Sausage:
Traditional – Newmarket Pig Sausage – Powters
Innovative – Toffee & Apple Sausage – Orchard View Farm
Traditional – Traditional Thick Pork Sausage – Martin Player High Class Butcher
Innovative – Hickory Smoke BBQ Hotdogs – Edwards of Conwy
Traditional – Pork Sausage – A&I Quality Butchers
Innovative – Nurnberger Sausage – Donald Russell
Traditional – Belfast Banger – Hannan Meats
Innovative – Hot Italian Sausage Coil – En-Place Food
Best Independent Butcher: South West:
Traditional – Walter Rose Old English Pork Sausage – Walter Rose & Son
Innovative – Fruity Curry Pork Sausage – Tim Potter Son and Daughter
Best Independent Butcher: South East:
Traditional – Shepperton Sausage – James of Shepperton
Innovative – Bombay Bangers – Hammonds Butchers
Best Independent Butcher: West Midlands:
Traditional – Traditional Shropshire Pork Sausage – Morgan’s Country Butchers
Innovative – Free Range Pork with Smoked Paprika and Chilli Sausage – Frank Parker Butchers
Best Independent Butcher: East Midlands:
Traditional –Taylor’s Country Special Sausage – Owen Taylor & Sons
Innovative – Burtons Home Spicy Sausage – Burtons Butchers
Best Independent Butcher: North:
Traditional – Traditional Pork Sausages – Rothbury Family Butchers
Innovative – Cumberland with Banana Habanero Sausages – Low Howgill
Best Independent Butcher: North East:
Traditional – Uncle Henry’s Lincolnshire Sausage
Innovative – Toulouse Sausage – Anna’s Happy Trotters
Best Independent Butcher: North West:
Traditional – Old English Breakfast Pork Sausage – Fence Gate Inn
Innovative – Tropical Twist Pork Sausage – Baker & Roberts Craft Butchers
UK Supreme Sausage Champion: Traditional Shropshire Pork Sausage – Morgan’s Country Butchers
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