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Bolster Moor Farm Shop sweeps board at annual showcase
Bolster Moor Farm Shop in Golcar created history at the 2016 Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition when making a clean sweep of the principal honours in the two flagship classes for the first time in the contest's 28-year history.
The shop clinched both the supreme and reserve supreme pie titles with its first prize-winning large and small pork pies - then repeated the feat in the sausage section with its speciality sausage and thick pork sausage class winners.
— Annual Confederation
This year's annual Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils' highlight, staged at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, on Sunday, October 30, was open to all UK independent retail butchers, farm shops and bakers who make products on their own premises. It attracted close on 250 entries.
CYBC secretary Mike Ward said afterwards:
“ The quality throughout was every bit as good as ever, though Bolster Moor Farm Shop's clean sweep of the major prizes really is history making. We change and rotate the judges every year and no one knows whose products they are judging and tasting. For them to take all four leading honours is nothing short of remarkable. ”
— 2016 Champions
The first prize speciality cold eating pie was presented by Hinchliffeís Farm Shop & Restaurant in Netherton, Huddersfield.
H Hofmann and Sons Butchers, from Wakefield, was responsible for the champion thin pork sausage.
First-time entrant Mike Wormald, from Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop in Carlton, near Wakefield, was named Beef Burger champion.
Martin Thomas Family Butchers, from Pattingham, South Staffordshire, which last year became the first non-Yorkshire winner of one of the main prizes, was black pudding champion for the second year in a row.
The New Kid on the Block competition class for the best newcomer from Yorkshire to the competition was awarded to Dean Worsnop, of Haggarts Family Butchers in, Birstall.
2016 Great Yorkshire Supreme and Reserve Supreme Pies and Sausages, and Trophy Haul. From second left: Henry Whitwam, Simon Haigh, Luke Haigh and Gary Sugden. Left is CYBC president Konrad Kempka and right sponsor Alwyn Evans, of William Jones Packaging.
Stephen Firth, Territory Sales Manager with Dalziel, is pictured after presenting The Dalziel Trophy Champion Sausage Trophy to Bolster Moor Farm Shopís Luke Haigh, joined by CYBC president Konrad Kempka.
Emily Hofmann, of H Hofmann and Sons Butchers, is pictured receiving the Thin Pork Sausage trophy from CYBC president Konrad Kempka.
Craig Thomas (centre) of Martin Thomas Family Butchers, receives his Great Yorkshire 2016 black pudding championís trophy from Steve Sefton, left, technical sales manager of sponsors W R Wright & Sons, joined by CYBC president Konrad Kempka.
Mike Wormald (centre) from Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop, is pictured receiving the Great Yorkshire beef burger trophy from CYBC president Konrad Kempka, left, and Steve Sefton, technical sales manager of sponsors W R Wright & Sons.
Dean Worsnop, of Haggarts Family Butchers, is pictured receiving his New Kid on the Block trophies from John Gallagher, left, of sponsors McDonnells, and CYBC president Konrad Kempka.
Judith Johnston, of Lucas Ingredents, is pictured after presenting the new Lucas Trophy to large pork pie champions Bolster Moor Farm Shop, joined by CYBC president Konrad Kempka.
Theresa Dunne, of Interbake, is pictured presenting the Interbake Shield to small pork pie champions Bolster Moor Farm Shop, joined by CYBC president Konrad Kempka.
The Dalesman Groupís Business Development Manager, Steve Jones, right, is pictured after presenting The Gordon Rhodes Shield, to speciality sausage champions Bolster Moor Farm Shop, joined by CYBC president Konrad Kempka.