Their pork prod­ucts are a cut above

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News -

Two hand­crafted pork prod­ucts are prov­ing a siz­zling sen­sa­tion for butch­ers Fer­gu­son of Air­drie af­ter it se­cured a pair of glit­ter­ing hon­ours in the lat­est round of na­tional in­dus­try awards.

The pop­u­lar fam­ily butch­ers se­cured a gold award for their pork Caribbean and a sil­ver prize for their pork long boat in the Scot­tish Craft Butch­ers Pork Prod­ucts Awards.

The pork Caribbean, which gives“a Caribbean flavour to a fam­ily favourite”, was judged as be­ing among the best of its type in Scot­land.

De­lighted owner Scott John­ston said it was tremen­dous to see one of their prod­ucts do so well and“be judged so highly by both the in­dus­try and our peers, which also car­ried weight with our cus­tomers”.

Fer­gu­son of Air­drie was one of around 60 butch­ers from all over Scot­land who sub­mit­ted a wide va­ri­ety of hand­crafted prod­ucts which were judged blind in one of the in­dus­try’s most keenly con­tested awards.

Dou­glas Scott, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Scot­tish Craft Butch­ers, said judges had been“blown away”by the in­no­va­tion and tasti­ness of the en­tries.

He added:“This is the first time we have held awards purely for pork prod­ucts and the re­sponse has been tremen­dous with Scot­land’s butch­ers from the Mo­ray Firth to the Sol­way Firth ris­ing to the chal­lenge to pro­duce some amaz­ing tasty and in­no­va­tive dishes.

“The awards tie in per­fectly with Qual­ity Meat Scot­land’s Se­lected Pork pro­mo­tion this month which high­lights the ver­sa­til­ity, tasti­ness and health ben­e­fits of pork.

“Our butch­ers’ award-win­ning prod­ucts show how ver­sa­tile a meat it can be in a range of ex­cit­ing new ready-to­cook ideas to suit the mod­ern con­sumer.

“The Scot­tish Craft Butch­ers eval­u­a­tion drives up stan­dards year af­ter year in a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent prod­ucts, all to the ben­e­fit of the cus­tomer.

“Awards are not given out lightly; ev­ery one of the butch­ers recog­nised can be rightly proud of their prod­ucts and their cus­tomers can pur­chase with high ex­pec­ta­tions of great taste.

“These awards show cus­tomers just what a high stan­dard their lo­cal butcher sets.”

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