Penshaw Farm Butchers Press Release

Could Penshaw Farm Butchers Bring Home The Title of England's Best Innovative Steak?

Local business Penshaw Farm Butchers is in the running to be crowned the winner of 'England's Best Innovative Steak 2017' - a competition to find the most innovative quality steak products in the country.

Run by EBLEX, 'England's Best Innovative Steak' is one of three competitions to make up the newly launched Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards 2017. Along with 'Englands Best Sirloin Steak' and 'England's Best Steak Pie', the awards recognise steak products that deliver excellent eating qualities and the highest levels of customer satisfaction both in and out of the home.

Butchers, supermarkets and caterers throughout the country were invited to present their innovative steaks, including exciting new concepts and traditional cuts presented in interesting and appealing ways.

Penshaw Farm Butchers entered the 'Added Value' category in England's Best Innovative Steak competition and it's 'Spicy Sirloin Sizzler' was one of just 10 steaks in the competition to achieve a prestigious Gold Award.

From those, only the best three in the 'Added Value' and 'Innovative Butchery' categories were selected to go through the final, which means the Penshaw Farm Butchers has a good chance of being crowned the Added Value category winner, as well as Overall Champion and Producer of England's Best Innovative Steak 2017.

Competiton organiser, foodservice project manager for EBLEX, Hugh Judd, said "There are many wonderful steak cuts now available - from a Flat Iron to a Denver Steak - which offer taste, succulence and value. As well as raising awareness of these alternative cuts, we also want to give local butchers and producers the opportunity to showcase ways in which they are enhancing some of the prime steak cuts too, such as Sirloin. With the addition of rubs and marinades, they really are bringing extra sizzle to the steak market. This competition set out to recognise the extra steps butchers and retailers are taking in order to excite customers with fresh new steak ideas and keep this dish on the menu as one of the nation's favourite meals. Penshaw Farm Butchers is now in the chance of taking home the title of 'England's Best Innovative Steak' and I wish them the very best of luck."