Butchers invited to meat up at competition

Butchers are taking part in the 27th annual Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Black Pudding competition.
Butchers are taking part in the 27th annual Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Black Pudding competition.

Butchers are being invited to enter one of the country’s biggest and best-known regional meat trade competitions.

A new venue and format are in place for this year’s 27th annual Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Black Pudding Competition.

The Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils’ (CYBC) event will now form part of The Craft Bakers and Butchers Extravaganza, to be staged on Sunday, October 11, at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

The 2015 Great Yorkshire contest has been thrown open to all UK butchers, farm shops and bakers who make products on their own premises.

It will feature three pork pie classes – small, large and speciality cold eating pie – and three sausage class – thin pork, thick pork and speciality sausage.

Winners of each class will qualify for the championship classes, from which supreme champions and reserve supreme champions will emerge.

The supreme champion sausage will also qualify for the 2016 National Champion of Champions Sausage Competition.

In addition, there is a standalone black pudding championship class.

There is all-round family interest, with youngsters having the opportunity to decorate a cupcake, gingerbread man or cookie, along with a children’s theatre, face painting and Punch & Judy.

Entry forms for the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Black Pudding Competition can be downloaded at www.greatyorkscomp.co.uk

The closing date for entries is Saturday, October 3.