A family-run butchers from Bubwith, near Selby, have been awarded the ‘Best Yorkshire Pork Pie’ at the prestigious Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards.
J A Mounfield & Son Ltd, who have been based in Bubwith since 1928, have collected many awards throughout their long history, adding this recent one to their list.
All the butchering of their meat happens on site with the team priding themselves on 100% traceability from field to plate.
Commenting on the winning pie, the judges said: “Well-baked and rustic. Filled with well-seasoned chunky meat and a deliciously crisp and fresh pastry. A pie to be celebrated!
“The pork pie category really is one of the most coveted each year with huge entries from some of Yorkshire top butchers and this year’s winner beat some seriously stiff competition to be crown our 2018 champion.”
Proprietor David Mounfield, who along with his sister has been making pies since 1987, adds: “The Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards are highly regarded in the region and it is a great honour for us to win. We pride ourselves on making exceptional pork pies and it is wonderful that Deliciously Yorkshire shares our opinion.
“I am especially pleased for our loyal and dedicated staff in our on-site bakery and abattoir. This award is ultimately for them – and for our loyal customers. Our on-site abattoir means we have strict control over quality at all times.”
He explained: “We have been working hard over the years to make our pork pies the best in Yorkshire and, indeed, in the north of England. We have won a number of awards in competitions organised by BPEX (the British Pig Executive), who were always ready to advise on the texture, taste and colour of our pies, so we could improve even further. We also won a Gold Award in the Great Taste Awards for the Best Speciality Pie from Yorkshire.
“The recipe started with my Gran and Granddad, and we’ve worked on it and just kept tinkering to improve it. We are proud of our Yorkshire heritage – and our Yorkshire suppliers. Our beef comes from Rawcliffe Bridge, our pork from Melbourne and our lamb from Ellerton.”
Today Anne still runs the bakery, while her son James works alongside his uncle David in the shop and abattoir.
Congratulations to the team at J A Mounfield & Son Ltd and keep on winning those awards!