Sausage Judge needed for UK Sausage Week

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Sausage Judge sought for UK Sausage Week – could it be you?

If your favourite meal is a generous serving of bangers and mash then an opportunity of a lifetime could be waiting for you…

The organisers of UK Sausage Week – Meat Management magazine – are inviting one lucky sausage-fan to spend a day tasting bangers as a guest Sausage Judge for the campaign’s 2018 competition.

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The successful applicant will taste hundreds of sausages and help to decide which takes home the Supreme Sausage Champion crown as well as multiple regional titles.

The lucky taster will spend a day at the  Regional Food Academy at Harper Adams University in Newport, Shropshire, on 3rd October, as part of an expert judging panel under the guidance of Keith Fisher – a Master Butcher and ‘sausageologist’

As a Sausage Judge, they’ll handle raw sausages to examine their weight and consistency, assess their colour and texture, measure bangers to ensure they fit within the competition’s guidelines and taste cooked sausages to determine their texture, meat and fat ratio and flavour. What a job!

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UK Sausage Week organiser Emma Cash said: “This is a unique opportunity for a true sausage-lover to gain an inside-look into the competition and sample some of the best sausages from across the UK. Last year, we received around 500 entries and the quality was superb, so the lucky winner is in for a real treat!”

The sausage-makers behind the winning bangers selected from the judging will receive awards during UK Sausage Week 2018 itself – which runs from 29th October to 4th November.

How to apply

To enter, just fill in the simple form at explaining why you are the top person for the task.

To be in with a chance of winning, you must be available for a day of sausage eating on 3rd October.

For more information on UK Sausage Week search @UKSausageWeek on Twitter or ‘UK Sausage Week’ on Facebook. You can also visit

Interested? Well, you have until 17th September to apply.

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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