British Cured Meat Festival at Borough Market

The very first British Cured Meat Festival and Awards will be taking place at Borough Market on Sunday 27th May, complete with demos, street food, craft beer, stalls from British meat and cheese suppliers and live music.

Borough Market trader and cured meat aficionados Cannon & Cannon have announced details of a British Cured Meat Festival that will be the first of its kind.

A whole host of British cured meat producers will be offering tastings as well as wine and beer pairings, including Moons Green, Trealy Farm, Cobble Lane Cured, Great Glen Charcuterie and Blackhand plus some new faces in the recently launched Tempus by Dhruv Baker and Tom Whitaker.

Alongside this celebration of British cured meats, there will be cheese from the winners of the World Cheese Awards and street food from Borough traders Bath Ice Cream Co and Gourmet Goat as well as Hawksmoor and Pizza Pilgrims. Craft beer will be provided by Fourpure Brewing Co and guests can enjoy a range of biodynamic and organic wines curated by Cannon & Cannon.

There will also be an opportunity to butcher with a demonstration from Cobble Lane Cured, a ‘make your own bacon’ session with Ross & Ross and a talk from pie-maker extraordinaire Calum Franklin of Holborn Dining Rooms – all taking place in the demo tent compered by cookery writer and Borough Market regular Ed Smith.

Whilst the festival is underway, a panel of esteemed judges will be deciding which of the very finest cuts of cured meat made here in the UK will feature in a special awards ceremony. The judging panel includes chef Richard H Turner of Hawksmoor and Meatopia, Jose Pizarro, cookery writer Sabrina Ghayour, Dan Doherty of Duck and Waffle, cookery writer Xanthe Clay and Bernadette Lalonde of Harrods.

Tickets are available at britishcuredmeatfestival.co.uk.