If you’re anything like us, the mere mention of UK Sausage Week should be enough to set your mouth watering. Once again, this magnificent meat extravaganza is set to take place this coming autumn, beginning Monday 30th of October and running right through to Sunday 5th of November. The fact that the final day of the event coincides with Bonfire Night is of course a delightful added bonus! If there was any time to cosy up with a couple of premium DIY hot dogs outdoors, what better night than Bonfire Night?
While the previous autumn British Sausage Week was organised by AHDB, this year’s event is being put together by the folks over at Meat Management magazine. Along with raising awareness and generally promoting quality in British produce, UK Sausage Week is geared towards boosting trade throughout the autumn and winter.
Explaining the significance of the event, Meat Management magazine publisher Graham Yandell spoke of the importance of continuing the legacy of AHDB with a focused sausage event.
“Many in our industry feel the trade should still be supported with a major sausage event and we at Meat Management are ideally placed to provide the infrastructure for promotion and events,”
“Plans are underway for a celebratory lunch to take place at Plaisterers’ Hall on 30th October which will highlight many of Britain’s best sausages, recognising winners from all around the country and of course the overall Supreme UK Champion,”
“Retail butchers, multiple retailers and manufacturers will be recognised and we now have the judging infrastructure in place which will feature a large team of experienced judges under the direction of chief judge and Liveryman Keith Fisher, the well-known CEO of the Institute of Meat,”
“We are looking at some interesting ideas to raise the profile of sausages over the seven-day period, with useful content designed to celebrate and promote the UK’s sausages appearing in Meat Management magazine and online. Our last day is Bonfire Night – and of course bangers and Bonfire Night is a perfect fit.”
No stranger to some of the most important and prestigious food events in the country, Plaisterers’ Hall represents the perfect venue for UK Sausage Week’s most prestigious event – the celebratory lunch taking place on October 30th. This is where the best sausages and producers from all over the country will be recognised and celebrated – not to mention the 2017 UK Supreme Sausage Champion.
As the event is expected to attract a great deal of local and national publicity, it is also likely to prove great for business for those involved. Not to mention, the UK meat industry as a whole.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased directly from the UK Sausage Week website, at the following address: www.uksausageweek.com
As always, Row & Sons will be doing our own ‘bit’ to support National Sausage Week – even if it simply means indulging in our favourite bangers for the duration of the event! If ever there was the perfect excuse to satisfy your carnal cravings for the most magnificent meat in Britain, this has to be it!