HENRIETTA Green, founder of the highly successful British Charcuterie Awards which were launched last year, is now calling for entries for the 2019 Awards. Entry forms can be found at www.britishcharcuterie.live/awards-2019/

The British Charcuterie Awards – national, annual and independent - were created to promote quality, variety and understanding of British Charcuterie. Last year nearly 450 products from over 80 producers were entered into the awards, with an even greater level of entries anticipated this year.

“Our wide-ranging classes cover the full range of British produced cured, preserved, hot- & cold-smoked charcuterie using all forms of meat, game and poultry. The classes are open to all British charcuterie makers, traditional and innovative, including farmers, producers, butchers and chefs, so we’re offering the most inclusive opportunity for top charcuterie makers to take part,” says Henrietta Green. “Whilst it’s only the second year for our awards, the British Charcuterie Awards are already gaining a strong reputation for rewarding the best. We’re very excited to see how the sector is developing.”

There are two new awards for 2019. Chosen from the eight classes, they are Best New Product sponsored by Humidity Solutions – for products new to market since September 1st 2018 and Best Game Product sponsored by Taste of Game.

The British Charcuterie Awards 2019 are judged by a panel of Charcuterie Experts from the meat, hospitality and retail industries plus top food writers and chefs, to ensure fair and scrupulous judging. Judging is in two stages – Main Judging of all entries will take place on 12th - 14th June at The London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, University of West London, with Final Judging on 1st August in The British Charcuterie Tent at BBC Countryfile Live when all the results will be revealed.

Final Judging for the Best Game Product award will take place in The Field Cookery Theatre at The Game Fair 2019 on Saturday 27th July 2019.

British Charcuterie will also be holding its first Producer Day. This will take place at BBC Countryfile Live on 1st August 2019 and will provide a unique opportunity for makers, suppliers, buyers, distributors and press to get together with a forum to discuss and exchange views in this exciting, growing sector.