Coldstream butcher's pies win silver medals

A Coldstream butcher's pies have been deemed worthy of national recognition at the recent Scottish Craft Butchers Awards.

Friday, 15th September 2017, 10:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 13:43 pm
Coldstream butcher Graham Sanderson celebrates his three silver medal awards at the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards.

GJ Sanderson Butcher won three silver awards for its steak and kidney pie, mince round and traditional steak pie.

The heats were held at Forth Valley College last month, with more than 250 pies from throughout the country tested for appearance, flavour, filling and appeal. The panel of judges included experts, food writers and interested consumers.

The event is organised by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders in conjunction with Lucas Ingredients and William Sword Ltd.

Judith Johnston, of Lucas Ingredients, sponsors of the steak pie evaluation, said: “We are delighted to be associated with an evaluation that encourages butchers to perfect their pies.

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“We know the importance of developing tastes that appeal to the modern consumer and events that constantly drive up standards are crucial to this aim.

“These awards offer a fantastic opportunity to see the energy, enthusiasm and skill our butchers have. Their commitment to producing top quality meat products points to a bright future for the industry.”

David Mooney, direct sales manager of William Sword, added: “These awards are extremely important in the Scottish meat industry calendar, celebrating excellence across the board.

“To receive an award is a fantastic achievement as these winners represent the upper crust of the Scottish meat industry, tremendous given the high standard of produce across Scotland as a whole.”