UK Guild of Food Writers member Henrietta Green has launched the first ever British Charcuterie Awards.
Farmers, butchers, meat processors and chefs have been invited to compete in the nine different classes. These range from air-dried and ready-to-eat whole muscle to native and heritage products with a Champion of Champions Product and Champion of Champions Producer selected from the nine classes. Judging will be by leading food, retail and hospitality experts including Prue Leith and Guild of Food Writers members Xanthe Clay and Felicity Cloake.
The live, blind judging will take place in the dedicated British Charcuterie Tent, on Thursday 2 August the first day of BBC Countryfile Live 2018, held at Blenheim Palace between Thursday 2 and Sunday 5 August.’
British charcuterie is showing such dynamic development, I feel the time is right for all producers, artisanal or larger-scale, to have an appropriate public showcase for their diverse ranges,’