Pieman enjoys another Topping awards success

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Doncaster pieman Roger Topping has won an elite three-star gold rating for a new chicken and smoked ham speciality pork pie at the Great Taste Awards, organised by The Guild of Fine Food.

The Topping Pie Company also picked up two one-star gold ratings in the cooked pie class for its new Yorkshire pasty and new hot chilli beef pie, part of their new premium pie range.

The chicken and smoked ham pork pie, available in Booths stores, won the much-coveted faultless award, the only pie in this category to win the rating in the cold cut pie, other meat based category.

These new gongs brings the Great Taste Awards total for Toppings to 28.

Roger Topping, managing director of pie company said: “We are absolutely delighted that our chicken and smoked ham pie has picked up the much coveted 3 Star gold rating Great Taste Award.

“Both Maggie and I are proud to produce premium quality products made to original family recipes using the very best local ingredients.

“It’s fantastic for our pie to be showcased as an elite product by the most trusted and recognised food and drink awards.

“To win a Great Taste Award is to speciality food what Michelin is to fine dining.”

The 2011 Great Taste Awards attracted a record number of entries, with more than 6,000 food and drink products being blind-tasted.