Local butcher Ludlow Food was today announced as the West Midlands winner with their Gloucester Old Spot Traditional Pork Sausage by rock legend and British Sausage Week 2011 ambassador, Noddy Holder.

This year, the competition received hundreds of entries and Ludlow Food won the West Midlands regional heat to receive their much deserved Golden Sausage Disc and a place in the British Sausage Week Hall of Fame.

Slade frontman, and true British legend, Noddy Holder, has led the search to find Britain’s Legendary Bangers. He’s been touring the country since 31stOctober to uncover that little bit of sparkle that makes for a really special sausage.

Commenting on Ludlow Foods’ winning sausage, Noddy said: “This is a delicious sausage and is a worthy winner of the title of legendary sausage.  Ludlow Foods, Gloucester Old Spot Traditional Pork Sausage truly deserve a spot in the Sausage Hall of Fame.”

John Brereton of Ludlow Food’s said: “It feels great to have won the East Midlands category with our Gloucester Old Spot Sausage. It was a privilege to have met Noddy Holder and be presented with the Golden Sausage Disc, such a great achievement!”

To celebrate British Sausage Week, independent butchers and supermarkets alike will be running events and special offers so look out for special sausage themed menus in local pubs and restaurants.  For those looking to experiment with sausages at home, the British Sausage Appreciation Society have launched their new and exclusive recipe booklet, Legendary British Bangers Greatest Hits Remixed, which includes updates on classic sausage recipes, available to download  at http://www.britishsausageweek.com

When shopping for your sausages, don’t forget to look out for quality assurance, such as that identified by the Red Tractor Pork logo on pack. This ensures that your sausages have been produced to exacting quality control and welfare standards. That way of course you will also be supporting the very farmers who uphold them.

Visit www.britishsausageweek.com or the Love Pork Facebook Fan Page for recipes and further information about the week.


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