J W Mettrick & Son took home the bacon, on 19th March as the Glossop butcher was announced as the winner in the butchers Dry Cured category at this year’s Red, White & Bacon Awards, a national competition, devised to showcase Britain’s best bacon cures.
Their Free Range Dry Cured Rindless Back Bacon saw off competition from hundreds of other products produced by some of the finest butchers to win this year’s Butchers Dry Cured Bacon award, part of the annual Red, White & Bacon competition.
Now in its sixth year, the annual Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week trade competition aims to raise the flag and salute the huge variety of quality cured bacon currently produced in this country. Over 220 bacon products were entered into the competition, which was split into four categories – Classic Dry Cure, Traditional Wet Cure, Smoked Cure and the NEW Rasher-nal Treasure award.
Master butcher and head judge, Keith Fisher from BPEX comments: “This year has been an extremely exciting one for entries. The standard of premium bacon production is very high and makes me very proud to see what a wide selection of quality bacon butchers and farmers are now producing.”
John collected his award from Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week ambassador, Angela Rippon at an industry lunch hosted at Simpsons-in-the-Strand on 19th March.