All eyes will be on the pies this week at the British Pie awards in Melton Mowbray where Scotch Lamb PGI will play a starring role as the sponsor of the lamb pie category.
The annual event, which will see over 800 pies judged in over 19 categories by pie experts, celebrity chefs and acclaimed food writers, attracts the nation’s top pie makers who all compete to win the coveted title of Supreme Champion 2014.
With eleven Scottish companies entering over fifty pies this year, competition is sure to be tough and among the prestigious jury of judges for this year’s awards is Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of Marketing Laurent Vernet.
“We are delighted to sponsor the lamb pie category which celebrates the heritage of British pies and also recognises the craft of bakers, butchers and other producers,” said Mr Vernet.
“These awards focus purely on quality and taste – Scotch Lamb fits perfectly with this ethos. Scotch Lamb is a natural product from animals which are born and reared on farms in Scotland using stockman skills which, in many cases, have been handed down on family farms for many generations.”