SAusages made from the uk’s rarest sheep breed—the boreray blackface from st Kilda—have been named overall champion in a blind taste test by chefs and expert judges at Jimmy’s Festival in suffolk, hosted by Jimmy Doherty, president of the rare breeds survival Trust (rbst).
star ratings were awarded to 29 different pedigree-bred sausages in a competition backed by Jimmy’s Farm, slow Food uk, the british Pig Association and the british Lop Pig society. raskelf rare and Heritage breeds boreray Lamb sausage came out on top, with Trevaskis Farm british Lop Pork sausage winning best pork, Devon’s The butchery Ltd Dexter’s Hereford beef sausage best beef and The Primrose Herd best saddleback and gloucestershire Old spot.
‘I urge the public to ask their local butcher if they have any rare- or native-breed meat,’ says rbst chief executive Tom beeston. ‘eating rare-breed meat is a great way to support a breed. by buying and eating this meat, you’re supporting breeders, making it possible for them to keep our rare breeds alive.’