We have been made national champions at the 2017 Q Guild of Butchers annual BBQ Award for their outstanding speciality burgers.
The competition, which took place at Eastwood Hall in Nottinghamshire, saw us walk away with the prize for their High Peak Burger. We beat off a host of other butchers from across the country to take the prize at the awards dinner last night.
The judges, which included David Hughes from UK BBQ Magazine, said of the winning product:
“This was one of the hardest categories to judge but the High Peak Burger had the winning edge with its really good lamb flavour which shone through. The additional ingredients worked well not only making the burger look attractive but they married well with the lamb without detracting from the taste of the meat. ”
Winning butcher, John Mettrick, was delighted with the award:
“We are very proud of our High Peak Burger which really stands out on the counter due to its unusual triangular shape which was designed to replicate the shape of the peak. The meat is sourced from only five miles away from the shop, we butcher it all ourselves so we can ensure that only the very finest lamb is used in our burgers. To the burger we have added local Wimberries from the moors and Yorkshire fettle sheep’s cheese. We garnish the burger with some parsley and heather flowers and our customers love them!”
The BBQ Awards are held annually and are open to any of the 100 plus members of the Q Guild of Butchers throughout the UK. The seven regional heats, which took place in March, April and early May covering Scotland, Wales, South, North East, North West, East and Midlands, each delivered one winner for the national finals.