National award success - five years out of five!
We've won yet more gongs in this year’s prestigious national competition the British Pie Awards (BPA); the fifth year in a row that every pie we entered won an award.
Our Pheasant Chasseur pie won a ‘highly commended’ in the speciality meat and game pie category; beating all the golds, silvers and bronzes. We also won bronzes for our tartiflette and vegetarian cheesy golden beet & bean pies.
Nine hundred and sixty three pies were entered by 180 producers. Marks for each pie are awarded out of 100 and to attain a gold, the pie has to score at least 90 marks out of a possible 100. Over 100 judges assess each entry for appearance, texture and flavour of both pastry and filling. The British Pie Awards are hosted by Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association (MMPPA).
Plenty! Pies founder Marc Birch said,
“This year we entered the three pies of our current selection that we’d not entered before. Achieving awards for each of them means that every one of our fillings has now won an award – including class champion for our Breton chicken and five ‘highly commended’ awards. Every year it’s wonderful to have the endorsement of so many experts in the industry.”
BPA awards in previous years include class champion for our Breton chicken - the best chicken pie in the land! Plus highly commended awards for our shin of beef, Cotswold venison and Breton chicken, a gold for our smoked salmon and silver and bronze awards for the other fillings in our range.