Melton Mowbray pork pie wins British Pie Awards

first_imgThe Dickinson & Morris Melton Mowbray Pork Pie made by Walkers Charnwood Bakery has taken the supreme champion title at the British Pie Awards.The PGI-protected pie, which was described by the judges as “outstanding”, took the top accolade against 897 pies at the ninth annual British Pie Awards.Head judge Ian Nelson from Hovis and deputy head judge Steve Barnes, from Slattery’s in Bury, had the responsibility of picking this year’s champion from the 21 class winners.Commenting on the winning pie, Nelson said: “It’s an outstanding pie: a good even bake with wonderfully crisp pastry and a beautifully seasoned, perfectly balanced filling – we just wanted to keep eating it!”The awards, held during British Pie Week, received entries from a record 154 producers from across the country.Nearly 900 pies, including over 200 beef or steak pies, 90 pork pies, 137 chicken pies and 46 pasties, were judged by more than 100 judges.Matthew O’Callaghan, chairman of the British Pie Awards, said: “The calibre of entries this year was outstanding. The recipe innovation was remarkable, reinventing the British classic with an innovative variety of filling combinations, spices and sauces.”Full list of winners:Supreme champion: Dickinson & Morris Melton Mowbray Pork Pie by Walkers Charnwood BakerySmall Producer: Chicken Pie by Ben’s KitchenChampion Melton Mowbray Pork Pie: Dickinson & Morris Melton Mowbray Pork Pie by Walkers Charnwood BakeryChampion Pork Pie: Walkers Fluted Pork Pie 440g by Walker & SonChampion Steak & Kidney Pie: Steak & Kidney Pie by Jon Thorner LtdChampion Beef & Any Flavour Pie: Beef in Red Wine with Roasted Marrow Bone Nice PieChampion Beef & Ale Pie: Walkers Steak & Ale Pie by Walker & SonChampion Beef & Cheese Pie: Steak & Stilton Pie by Camilleri Kitchen LtdChampion Meat & Potato Pie: Meat & Potato Pie by Robert Bowring Farmers & ButchersChampion Lamb Pie: Shredded Lamb Ragu Pie by John Lawsons ButchersChampion Chicken Pie: Chicken Pie by Ben’s KitchenChampion Chicken & Vegetable/Herb Pie: Chicken & Black Garlic Pie by Nice PieChampion Chicken & Other Meat Pie: Chicken, Gammon & Mushroom Pie by Nice PieChampion Speciality Meat & Game Pie: Mixed Game Pie with a Thyme Suet Crust by The Pie LifeChampion Savoury Pie: Morrisons Pork, Chicken & Ham 3lb Deli Pie by Walker & SonChampion Fish Pie: Marks and Spencer Cod & Minted Pea Pie by Yorkshire BakerChampion Vegetarian Pie: Sweet Potato, Fennel & Goat’s Cheese Pie by MyPieChampion Pasty: Creamy Chicken with Cranberry & Walnut Pasty by Cossack CuisineChampion Dessert Pie including Bramley Apple: Traditional Bramley Apple Pie by Boghall ButchersChampion Pub Pie: Gammon & Mushy Pea Pie by Dunkleys LtdChampion Sports Pie: Highland Top Rump & Dark Ale Pie by Turners PiesChampion Free-From Pie: Gluten-Free Bramley Apple Pie by The Rutland Pie CoChampion Regional Pie: Chicken & Sausage Meat Pudding Pie by Great Walsingham Barn Cafelast_img

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