Well known Fife meat company Puddledub, best known for its fabulous pork sausages and bacon, has been awarded one of the best prizes on the UK food and drink scene.

The business run by Tom Mitchell at Clentrie Farm, Auchtertool, won two Great Taste Awards gold stars for picnic pie and one gold star for dry cured smoked middle bacon.

The Great Taste Awards (GTA), run every year by the Guild of Fine Food, and judging products from all over the UK, is the acknowledged benchmark of speciality food and drink.

The awards have been described as the Oscars of the food world and the epicurean equivalent of the Booker Prize.

Puddledub, a member of the Fife Food Network’s “Food from Fife” initiative, prides itself in the quality and freshness of its products as well as the integrity of its farming practices.

As well as selling online to customers all over the UK and through Farmers’ Markets, Puddledub runs the butchery at Dobbies Farm Foodhall in Dunfermline.

Tom and his team put high animal welfare and excellent customer service at the top of their priority list, as well as ensuring that all products are of the very best quality, freshness and value for money.

Speaking after hearing the Great Taste news, Tom said that 2012 had been a busy year so far and the team have worked incredibly hard, not just this year but since the business began.

“Winning such recognition from the Great Taste Awards helps make all that hard work worthwhile and so we are all delighted.

“Only 600 products out of a total of nearly 9000 were lucky enough to be awarded two stars and so this really is an achievement to be proud of.

“In order to give our customers what they deserve we must ensure that both customer service and quality are the best they possibly can be and I think we are achieving that. 

“Our bacon is one of our trademark products and we’re growing an excellent reputation for our pies as well and so Gold Stars on our products is the icing on the cake.

“If you haven’t already tried Puddledub products, please find us and have a taste!” he said.

Visit the Puddledub website at www.puddledub.co.uk




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