Mrs Foodie had the pleasure of being asked to assist in judging for the 2017 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards, which will be held in London.
This involved two days of judging products such as Gluten-Free products, Traditional Pork Sausages, Speciality Sausages, Burgers, Ready-to-Eat Meat & Roasts, Bacon & Cured Products, Pies & Bakery - Hot, Pies & Bakery – Cold, Kitchen Ready Products, and Ready Meals.
Each category will see gold and silver Smithfield Award certificates issued.
Judges then decided on national finalists for each product category, who then had the opportunity to win a diamond award which is presented to individual category champions.
All of the diamond award winners were then re-judged with one product crowned the overall Smithfield Awards supreme champion.
Winners will be announced at the awards presentation in Ironmongers Hall, London on 1st February 2017.
We'll update you when we find out the names of the winning producer!
Find out where your nearest Q Guild Butcher is here.