Best Black Pudding – British Charcuterie Live Awards 2020/21

Best Black Pudding – British Charcuterie Live Awards 2020/21

BEST BLACK PUDDING 2020/21 – Charles Macleod Stornoway Black Pudding, winner of the Best Black Pudding Star Award at British Charcuterie Live Awards 2020/21.

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Best Black Pudding - Charles Macleod Stornoway Black Pudding

Best Black Pudding – British Charcuterie Live Awards 2020/21

BEST BLACK PUDDING 2020/21
Charles Macleod Stornoway Black Pudding

Congratulations to Charles Macleod, winner of the Best Black Pudding Star Award sponsored by BlackPudding.Club at the British Charcuterie Live Awards 2020/21.

Their Stornoway Black Pudding topped the judges scorecards to merit the award.  The competition included over 20 black puddings entered into this years ‘British Regional’ & ‘House-made’ product classes.

Judges comments included:

Superb product, best black pudding i have had in a long while….

A  black pudding with perfect seasoning and great aftertaste….

Class Medal Winners

Congratulations to the following medal winners in the 2020/21 Awards….

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Medal Class Product Producer

Gold - British Charcuterie Live Awards 2020/21

Class 7 - British Regional Products
George Stafford Black Pudding
Stornoway Black Pudding
Black Pudding

Gold - British Charcuterie Live Awards 2020/21

Class 7 - British Regional Products
Bury Black Pudding
Black Pudding
Lancashire Black Pudding
Class 8 - "House Made" Products
Hawnby Black Pudding

Bronze - British Charcuterie Live Awards 2020/21

Class 7 - British Regional Products
Home-made Black Pudding
Doreen's Black Pudding with Psycho Juice
Gaelic Crown Black Pudding
Irish Recipe Black Pudding
Traditional Bury Black Pudding
White Pudding
Class 8 - "House-made" Products
Yorkshire Moors Black Pudding

British Charcuterie Awards 2020/21

In spite of the challenges British producers are undergoing as a result of the pandemic, over 100 producers entered more than 300 products into the nine classes, and our judges were struck by the exceptional quality and range of the entries. It’s so encouraging to see more and more producers are starting to make both British- and Continental- style Charcuterie. It’s becoming a truly vibrant sector of British food production.”

Henrietta Green, founder of the Awards

Judging

Judging for British Charcuterie Live Awards, achieved via the innovative use of Zoom and its chat rooms, was carried out blind by small teams of experts – class by class – and each product assessed for a number of factors including Taste, Mouth Feel, Appearance & Presentation.

Led by new Head Judge Keith Fisher, Chief Executive of the Institute of Meat, the judges were charcuterie experts from the meat, hospitality and retail industries – makers, buyers, consultants, restaurateurs, chefs, plus top food writers, including ChefsAdam Handling, Thom Eagle and Henry Harris, BuyersBernadette Lalonde from Harrods, Paul Patterson from the Charcuterie Box & Michaela Pagano from the Fine Cheese Company and RestaurateursRoberto Costa from Marcellaio, James Allcock from the Pig & Whistle & Dan Brod from the Beckford Bottle Shop.

Champion of Champions

Dingley Dell Cured were awarded the Star Award Champion of Champions Producer sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Butchers as the best performing producer over a minimum of three classes, for their Albion Coppa-style; Iceni – Felino style British Salami; Essus – Cacciatore style Hunters Salami and Smoked Dry Cured Back Bacon products.

Wildman Charcuterie were awarded the Star Award Champion of Champions Product for their Longhorn Bresaola. The judges commented on its “Lovely dark colour with uniformed slices, great aroma which was matched by the taste – great choice of species bringing the beef taste forward”.

Award Winners

There was an impressive 25 Gold, 31 Silver & 44 Bronze Medals awarded prior to the 9 Best in Class and 7 Star Awards.

The winner of final star award, Industry Champion, will be announced in mid-July 2021.

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