Louth’s sausage king gets gold again

Lincolnshire’s 2012 Butcher of the Year Trevor Fairburn has won more gold awards with his famed pork sausages.

The judges at the prestigious Robin Hood Championship at the recent Nottinghamshire County Show in Newark awarded the Mercer Row butcher with four golds and a silver.

The golds included a revised Italian-flavoured recipe, Luciano, comprising locally-produced pork, tomato, basil, garlic and a new ‘secret ingredient’.

“I wanted to do something different with the Luciano recipe and fortunately it clicked with the judges,” said Trevor with a broad smile.

“This is a tightly-contested national competition and I’m delighted with the results. I decided to enter just our sausages this time around, including a plain pork sausage because people outside Louth are less fond of sage.

“I’m really pleased that this sausage won gold along with the Luciano, the sage and onion and the tomato speciality recipes.”

Gold awards are given for products scoring 90 or more points out of 100.

Louth’s butchers have a proud record of success at national and county shows and have played a key role in putting Louth on the map as a good food town.

The next celebration of the town’s food prowess will be on Sunday July 14 when the Louth Food Festival culminates the three-week Zero Degrees arts and music extravaganza organised under the umbrella of the Louth Town Partnership.

Trevor’s recognition as Lincolnshire’s top butcher last year coincided with Louth winning the BBC Countrywide accolade as Britain’s Favourite Market Town.