With over 700 different types of sausage entered, the British Sausage Week 2015 (2 - 8 November) was the most competitive to date.
After three days of intense judging on taste, texture, appearance, cooking and eating quality we are proud to say we earned the Sausage of Distinction - Gold Award for our Traditional Free Range Pork Sausage.
J.W. Mettrick and Son Ltd Receive the ‘Judges Special Award’ at the Meat and Poultry Processing Awards 2010
Ed Bedington, editor of MTJ,said: "The awards were a great success and I'm delighted to be able to recognise some of the stars of the processing sector.
Judges described J.W. Mettrick as ‘a prime example of a small processing operation which could put many larger operators to shame’.
Mettrick's has been announced as the North West winner of the British sausage week’s national banger competition, with its Manchester sausage entry.
We received the coveted "British Banger Award" from this year’s King of Sizzle and legendary stand-up star Al Murray after a fierce cook off final in Manchester.
The Manchester sausage is a traditional pork with nutmeg and mace. It was first mentioned in an 18th Century Recipe book and believed to have originated as a result of the early Nutmeg trade into Manchester.
Now in their eighth year, these awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce and skills through small hard-working businesses.
Selected by a small judging panel, the champions for 2012 were decided across five categories with Mettrick's triumphing in the Butcher category.
The criteria for selected butchers included whether animal welfare was a priority, keeping traditional butchery skills alive and if they go the extra mile to support the local farming community.
And if you know Mettrick's, you'll know we stick to all these principles ongoing.
Mettrick's have been crowned North West Sausage Champions 2014, winning a banger award for their Traditional Pork Sausage which is based on an original family recipe.
Mettrick's brought home a coveted Gold award from the British Pie Championships last month.
Held in Melton Mowbray, the home of the pork pie, the competition saw the UK's top pie finalists submitted into 18 categories.
The pies underwent a stringent judging process by 93 food experts and celebrity chefs,which included top food critic Charles Campion and food writer Xanthe Clay, TV chefs Rachel Green and Phil Vickery. The judges scored the pies on a number of attributes, including appearance, texture and taste of both pastry and filling.
Mettrick's won the Gold Award for our famous pork pie, buy yours here.