We're delighted to report that a sausage made from our award winning chicken has won an award too!
We supplied chicken drumstick meat and liver to local butcher F. Leake, who won the Best Independent Butcher: North East – Innovative Category for its Chicken, Chicken Liver, Leek and Stilton sausage in the annual UK Sausage Week competition.
F. Leake’s proprietor, Thomas (Tom) Bollon was one of 27 winners to be presented with an award at a celebration lunch at Plaisterers’ Hall, London that was hosted by celebrity chef, author, broadcaster and cookery school businesswoman Sophie Grigson on Monday. The event marked the start of the annual sausage week initiative that celebrates and promotes British sausages.
A delighted Tom, who only took over the established butcher’s shop in Market Weighton three years ago, said: “We have been so busy over the last three years that we have not entered a single competition and now we have won, at our first attempt – we’re over the moon!
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing and very, very local poultry supplier Soanes Poultry for not only challenging us to create a sausage with a difference, but also for supplying us with such a great product.”
Our Sales Co-ordinator, Ben Lee worked with Tom and butcher Nathen Ransley on the competition entry: “We’re delighted for Tom and the team and their well-deserved win in the UK Sausage Week competition.
“We chose drumstick meat over thigh meat for taste and carcase balance, whilst the surprise addition of liver gives an amazing depth and texture which is enhanced with the creamy leek and the saltiness of the Stilton.
“It’s the first time that we have supplied our drumstick meat for sausages, but it worked perfectly and we will now be rolling the product out to all of our customers.”
Our drumstick meat is available in 5kg and 10kg vacuum packs. Other pack options are available by calling 01377 217243.
Pictured left to right are Nathen Ransley, our Sales Co-ordinator, Ben Lee and Tom Bollon