Dales Butchers of Kirkby Lonsdale (that’s us) makes the best COLD SAVOURY in the land!
Well, at least, according to the judges of the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 we do.
We were absolutely thrilled to be handed the top prize in the ‘Cold Savoury’ category at the 20th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards earlier this week and we were up against some seriously stiff competition, just look at the numbers!
• Over 450 products were entered this year
• By over 80 of the nation’s best butchers and bakers
• Judged by 50 industry experts and professionals
• But only ONE COLD SAVOURY crowned as the best in the land
Following some really tough judging with over 80 butchers and bakers entering over 450 pies, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pies into the competition we were extremely proud to have been judged as producing the best Cold Savoury in the land. Not just this, but our sausage roll was also deemed worthy of a Gold Award on the ‘Sausage Roll’ category, too.
The award was presented to our hard-working and valued team-member, Ira Collier by TV presenter and entrepreneur Carol Smillie, who said “I have announced the Cold Savoury winner for four years in a row now and I know what it means to win so I am delighted for Mark and for what the year ahead holds. But for every winner here today, they can be proud and I hope they all see business boom as they all enjoy their well-deserved success.”
“The competition, which has run for 20 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality pastry products day in day out. Recognising the “great and the good” in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry” says head judge Ian Nelson who oversaw the judging process to ensure only the best pies were recognised and that only the best of the best was crowned world champion.
Ronnie Miles, President of Scottish Bakers, said “Once again we have brought together the best pies and baked goods in the land and today we can really celebrate the achievement of our hard working butchers and bakers. My heart felt congratulations go to our World Champion, and indeed everyone today taking away a prize, they are all winners in my book.”
So, if you haven’t tried our Diamond Award winning Pork and Chilli Jam pie yet, come and pay us a visit soon! Or, if you can’t make it or can’t wait, why not order some online!