THE hunt is one for county’s talented butchers and producers ahead of the return of the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition.
The popular annual meaty contest will be held at Eastleigh College where a panel of expert judges from across the UK will judge the 12 categories.
These include traditional pork sausage, Hampshire sausage, young sausage maker, speciality sausage, charcuterie, hot-eating pie, meatballs and faggots and cold-eating pie.
Entries will be marked against strict criteria including texture and flavour.
The event is organised by Hampshire Fare, whose commercial manager Tracy Nash said: “The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition is a unique opportunity for all local butchers and producers.
“The event puts the spotlight on our county’s butchers with lots of interest from local and national media.
“Through highlighting the best local products we aim to encourage people to make shopping at their local butchers a regular event.”
A winner will be announced in each category with one overall champion. New for this year, there will be an innovative produce award presented by Hampshire Fare.
Entry forms must be completed by 31st January and and the products entered will need to be dropped off at Eastleigh College on Tuesday 5th February for judging.
To obtain an entry form, go to www.hampshirefare.co.uk call 023 8073 3830 or email email@example.com.