Rothbury Family Butchers of Northumberland have achieved nationwide recognition by winning a number of top awards in The Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year competition
This competition is probably one of the most passionately fought food competitions in the world.
With entries totalling over 400 products each year the competition has grown into one of the most prestigious landmarks in any foodie’s diary.
Sausage makers all over Britain send in their weird and wonderful creations as well as the standard pork sausage to see if their recipes make it through to the final. The competition is spilt into 5 categories and all sausage entered is judged by top food industry experts and given marks accordingly. Rothbury Family Butchers entered 6 types of sausage and received 3 Gold’s (95% or above), 2 Silvers and a Bronze. Not only did all their products pick up awards but The Traditional Pork Sausage and the Sweet Chilli Sausage were judged best overall in their categories.
Proprietor Morris Adamson said "nowadays to win any gold in competitions is amazing as they’re only given out to products scoring 95% or above but to get three and take two overall titles is unbelievable for us! " "Especially in the traditional Pork section as this is the Holy Grail for butchers.I'm sure if you go into any butchers across the country they will make a Traditional pork sausage. So to be judged the best in the competition is overwhelming"
These results were even more special as no other Butcher in the country had taken two titles in this competition before. Morris travelled to the butcher’s hall in London for an awards lunch to pick up the awards.
After receiving his two silver salvers, certificates and two bottles of champagne Morris added "As I’m tee-total the staff can share the champagne! But I will find pride of place in the shop for the awards"