A ROTHBURY butcher has been rated third in the country at a national awards ceremony.
Morris Adamson, owner of Rothbury Family Butchers, picked up a prestigious accolade at the national BPEX Foodservice Sausage of the Year 2011 awards in London last week.
The firm’s pork, pear and black pudding sausage was awarded gold and achieved third place in the Speciality Pork Sausage category.
The awards were handed out at a special ceremony at the prestigious Butchers Hall.
From more than 280 sausage entries, just 15 were selected by expert industry judges for the top accolades – first, second and third place in the competition’s five categories.
As well as success with the pork, pear and black pudding sausage, Morris was delighted with the company’s total haul of six gold awards for sausages entered, including its traditional pork sausage and pork, Stilton and asparagus sausage, both of which also scored 99 out of 100.
“It’s fantastic, we’re absolutely over the moon,” he said.
“The pork, pear and black pudding sausage is really very popular, particularly as a breakfast sausage. The idea for the combination of flavours came from a starter I had that combined black pudding with pear chutney.
“The flavours worked so well that I couldn’t wait to try it in a sausage, and I’m so glad I did!”