Plenty at stake in lamb awards
Iron maidens Lisa Carrington, Sophie Pascoe and Sarah Walker are set to judge the ninth annual Beef + Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards.
The competition, supported by Zoetis, aims to find the most tender and tasty lamb in New Zealand, with categories for both farmers and retailers.
With the sporting superstars on the panel, alongside foodwriter Lauraine Jacobs and head judge Graham Hawkes, entries will have to be of superior quality to impress.
Third time judge Sarah Walker is thrilled to be involved in the competition again.
‘‘It is always an honour to assist with judging the Glammies and see the hard work and dedication New Zealand farmers put in year after year.’’
Carrington and Pascoe agree the Glammies is a fantastic way to highlight the connection from paddock to plate, with lamb being a longstanding favourite in Kiwi kitchens as well as their own.
Entries will now be sent to Carne Technologies where the top 20 finalists will be determined based on the scientific assessment of yield, tenderness, succulence and colour of each entry lamb leg.
These final 20 will be judged at the grand final at the Wanaka A&P Show on March 13.
The competition is supported processing plants across the country.
FINE DINING: Sarah Walker, right, will once again judge the New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards.