A HOLME Valley butcher has struck gold at the double in a high-profile competition in Belgium.
Brindon Addy’s shop at Hade Edge won gold with its Beef Truffles and Stuffed Sausage Wraps at Meat and Fresh Expo, a top event for the European fresh food sector, which was staged in Kortrijk, Belgium.
Mr Addy said: “We flew the flag for British butchers in Belgium and came away with a near 70-strong windfall of award-winning products, multiple golds among them.”
Addy’s Beef Truffles are a beefburger formed into a “trough” shape and filled with grated cheddar, red onion, pepper and garlic.
They are topped with soft cheese produced at Longley Farm, Holmfirth, while the beef comes the shop’s long-standing South Yorkshire-based farmer suppliers, Ken Tinker and Mick Wynn.
Stuffed Sausage Wraps are a variation on the shop’s traditional pork sausage, opened up and stuffed with cheddar cheese, pepper and a tomato and basil sauce. They are then wrapped in Addy’s dry-cured streaky bacon.
Addy’s also won a bronze award for its Hade Edge Chine, a slightly modified take on the classic Lincolnshire Chine pork dish.
It is pork neck fillet scored deeply, with the cuts then stuffed with chopped parsley and garlic, before being cooked long and slowly, then used as a cold sandwich filling.
All Addy’s pork comes from pigs reared in Yorkshire by Colin Piercy, of York.
The bi-annual contest included entries from a strong UK contingent representing the national Butchers Q Guild, of which Brindon Addy is national chairman.
The Q Guild, established in 1986, promotes traditional craft skills and award-winning meat products. It is the UK’s top independent butchers’ organisation. Q Guild members serve £3m worth of meat and related products to more than a quarter of a million consumers every week.
Brindon’s latest success follows a multi award-winning performance last November at the annual Smithfield Awards organised by the Q Guild in London.
Addy’s Butchers won gold for its dry-cured back bacon and pork and tomato sausages, silver for its gourmet burger and flapjack, plus bronze for its Nookie Pie, a steak and ale pie made with Nook Oat Stout from The Nook Brewhouse, in Holmfirth.