Congratulations to Tatchbury Manor Farm for winning the New Forest Marque trophy at the recent Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie competition.
Butchers from across Hampshire gathered in Winchester on Wednesday 22 February 2017 to compete in the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition. The annual contest was organised by Hampshire Fare, to celebrate the county’s talented butchers. Held at the Holiday Inn in Winchester, the event was supported by headline sponsors AHDB along with Lucas Ingredients, Dalziel, Mozzo Coffee and Pmdc Design. Eric Robinson Solicitors, Paris Smith LLP and South England Pastries for supporting individual categories.
The competition attracted an impressive 201 entries from 38 butchers. Contestants entered their products into thirteen different categories including; Hampshire Sausage, Hot Pie, Traditional Pork Pie, Black Pudding, Meatballs and Faggots, Charcuterie, Young Sausage Maker and Speciality Pork Sausage.
The entries were carefully examined and assessed by a panel of professional judges who followed strict national guidelines. The judges examined external and internal appearance, texture, structure, colour, smell and taste.
As well as winning the New Forest Marque category Tatchbury also won Speciality Hot Eating Pie – Steak and Onion and the Black Pudding award.
If you want to try these for yourself head down to their Farm Shop on Fridays 12-4pm and Saturdays 9-4.30pm.