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Congratulations to Three Little Pigs for winning 3 gold stars for the second year running at Great Taste Awards


Three Little Pigs, rare breed salamis and chorizos (“with a Yorkshire accent”), are the creation of Berkshire pig farming, Beverley based husband and wife team, Jon and Charlotte Clarkson; using their own, meticulously tweaked recipes, air-dried in similarly tinkered with and perfected facilities on their farm, hung and hand turned for twice the length of their Spanish counterparts, for a more intense flavour, and minced finer for a more refined texture and an overall superior sausage.


Add to that truly outstanding commitment to the highest animal welfare: from all natural diets, water pumped from natural springs deep beneath the Yorkshire Wolds farm, minimal intervention, aided by this ancient, more robust breed, and a truly free range lifestyle in small family groups, bedding down on straw every night after a day snuffling in the mud with the sun on their backs. This is Provenance with a capital P. It is also Flavour with a capital F.


An exceptional product, Three Little Pigs sausages have been turning heads from Tom Parker-Bowles to Jay Raynor to Nigel Barden to James MacKenzie, chef-founder of Michelin Pub of the Year, since romping home with three Great Taste Gold Awards 2012. And they’ve done it again.


Just announced, two new recipes have won:

Yorkshire Hot fennel salami – 2 Stars – Say Three Little Pigs: “We love fennel and so this one was an easy one to invent. We’ve tested it out on the food festivals and it always goes down a storm”

Say The Great Taste Awards judges: “Nice appearance, with a good balance of fat and meat – and a lovely aroma of fennel and meat. The chilli isn’t overpowering, although there is a kick at the end. It has a good texture – not too fatty or chewy and the seasoning has been very well judged. It’s a lovely combination of flavours …. the level of pork is very good, the fat melts in the mouth; great balance and texture … excellent – sweet and meaty with just the right seasoning and spice, fennel is lovely.”

Triple Sec Salami – 1 Star – Say Three Little Pigs: “This is a mild salami with a lovely hint of orange and invented especially for the Great Taste Awards this year”.

Say The Great Taste Award judges: “A nice size sausage that cut very well. Meat is very tasty and seasoned very well. There’s a good fat to meat ratio. The pepper element is enjoyable and adds another dimension.”


Of their wins, Charlotte Clarkson, one half of the Three Little Pigs team, said “It really is such an achievement for us winning multiple golds two years running in the Great Taste Awards. It’s an absolute endorsement of the quality of our products and it has come just at the right time for us as we can now distribute our product nationwide, through Hider Foods.”


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