British Charcuterie Live awards 2021 dates announced
The founder of the British Charcuterie Live awards has announced that the annual awards supporting British charcuterie producers will now take place in April this year.
Depending on the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards – now in their third year – will be judged by a panel of experts from the food and farming community either at Westminster Kingsway College or online, with the event planned for 12th – 17th April.
Founder Henrietta Green said: “Our home-grown dried, cured and smoked meats are growing in reputation and market penetration, and makers, whether farmers, butchers, chefs or meat processors, have the perfect platform from which to promote their very best products.
“With the uncertainty of the past year, we are delighted with the number of producers that have already entered. Some are new to the sector, others well established, but they all indicate the growing importance and prestige of the awards, as well as the trust and confidence placed in the awards by the producers and the vibrancy of the charcuterie industry.”
The headline sponsor for the 2021 awards is Assured Food Standards better known as Red Tractor. Red Tractor will be sponsoring a new award this year, the Industry Champion.
The gong will be given to one innovative producer who demonstrates a real passion for their craft. This producer will have a strong commercial approach, be committed to driving up production standards and source only from a British Farm Assured supply chain and must also be either Salsa or BRC Approved or hold a Red Tractor meat processing license.
The winner will be offered a free stand within the Red Tractor Pavilion at The Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2021, to be held at Olympia 6-7 September 2021.
New Classes for 2020/21 also include British Snacking Charcuterie and further new ‘Star Awards’ include Best Smoked Product and Best Black Pudding.
Past winners of the British Charcuterie Live awards include Tempus Foods, Lishman’s of Ilkley, Ludlow Farm Shop and Great Glen Charcuterie.
Entries for the awards can be submitted through the British Charcuterie Live website at britishcharcuterie.live