Classes

There are 21 classes

For the purpose of these Awards

‘A pie is deemed to be a filling wholly encased in pastry and baked’

Note: Entries which do not comply (open lattice topped, fruit topped, potato topped, samosas or any fried products etc.) will NOT be submitted for judging

  1. Melton Mowbray Pork Pie – to be eaten and judged COLD
    In 2017 Sponsored by Melton Mowbray Building Society

Description: Entries for this class must comply with the recognised European specification (PGI) for an authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie of which details are available at www.mmppa.co.uk

Entry: 2 x 454g (1lb) Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, as defined above, to be judged as a pair

  1. Pork Pie – to be eaten and judged COLD
    In 2017 Sponsored by AHDB Pork

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any size. Pies may be baked in tins, hoops or free standing. Filling may be cured or uncured pork but must be British.

  1. Steak and Kidney Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Sponsored by Melton Mowbray BID

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Beef & Any flavour combination Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Sponsored by Melton Mowbray Town Estate

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Beef & Ale Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Supported by Scotch Beef PGI

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Beef & Cheese Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Sponsored by Weddel Swift

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Meat & Potato Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Sponsored by Reynards

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Lamb Pie – To be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Supported by Scotch Lamb PGI

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Chicken Pie – To be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Sponsored by Invicta

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Chicken & Vegetable / Herb Pie – To be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Sponsored by Pin-It Pastry

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 11. Chicken & Other Meat Pie – To be eaten and judged HOT
        In 2017 Sponsored by Melton Borough Council

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 12. Speciality Meat & Game Pie – To be eaten and judged HOT
        In 2017 Sponsored by Taste of Game

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Speciality meats include Venison, Bison, Rabbit etc.. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Savoury Pie – to be eaten and judged COLD
    In 2017 Sponsored by Brooksby Melton College

Description: An open class, for all to enter.  Entries may be any shape or size.

  1. Fish Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

In 2017 Sponsored by

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Vegetarian Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Sponsored by The Vegetarian Society

Description: An open class, for all to enter.  Entries must be totally vegetarian. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Pasty – to be eaten and judged COLD
    In 2017 Sponsored by Kiwa

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape or size. For the purpose of these Awards a pasty is a single piece of pastry folded over and sealed along its edges to contain either savoury or sweet ingredients (occasionally both) and then baked. Cornish Pasty entries for this class must comply with the recognised European specification (PGI) for a genuine Cornish Pasty of which details are available at www.cornishpastyassociation.com

Entry: 1 x Pasty. No weight restriction. Can be crimped by hand or by machine.

  1. Dessert Pie including Bramley Apple Pie – to be eaten and judged COLD
    In 2017 Sponsored by Bentons

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape or size.

Bramley Apple Pie: Entries for this class must comply with the proposed European Specification (TSG) for the Traditional Bramley Apple Pie Filling. Details of which can be found at www.defra.gov.uk/food-farm/food/protected-names/protected-names-applications.

  1. Pub Pie – a pie commercially sold in pubs- to be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Sponsored by Nelsons for Cartons

Description: A class open to Pubs and/or their suppliers whose entries are commercially sold at their Pubs. The name of only one Pub must accompany each entry. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Sports Pie – a pie commercially sold at sports clubs – to be eaten and judged HOT
    In 2017 Sponsored by Shouler & Son

Description: A class open to Sports Clubs and/or their suppliers whose entries are commercially sold at their Clubs. The name of only one Club must accompany each entry. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

  1. Free From Pie – to be eaten and judged COLD or HOT.
    In 2017 Sponsored by The Pastry Room

Description: A Class open to all. A savoury or sweet pie, hot or cold eating, fully encased in pastry, of any shape, but not weighing more than 600g.  The pie must be legally classified as GLUTEN FREE or VERY LOW GLUTEN, so both the pastry and filling must therefore be GLUTEN FREE or VERY LOW GLUTEN. In compliance with EC labelling standards (EC No. 41/2009) all pies entered in this Class must contain less than 100ppm Gluten. The Organisers reserve the right to request evidence of compliance.

  1. Public Sector Catering Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT.
    In 2017 Sponsored by Howes Percival LLP

Description: Pies that are not sold commercially but produced in the public sector such as educational institutions, health services, the armed forces, HM Prisons, social services etc. Given that they are not sold commercially these pies whilst eligible to win their class are not eligible for consideration as Supreme Champion.

Please Note:

  •  All entries must be received ready baked and chilled to <8°C
  •  In an effort to reduce unnecessary waste & cost to Entrants only ONE Pie per Entry (except for Class 1 which calls for TWO Pies per Entry as the Pies are judged as a pair); and,
  •  All Entries entered into Class 1 (Melton Mowbray Pork Pie) and entries in Class 16 (Pasty Class) must comply with the current PGI regulations if entering a Cornish Pasty.
  • All Entries entered into Class 15 (Vegetarian Pie Class) must be 100% Vegetarian. For details of what ingredients are Vegetarian please visit vegsoc.org/veggieaware
  • All Bramley Apple Pies entered into Class 16 must comply with the Traditional Speciality Guaranteed regulations
  • All Entries entered into Class 20 (Free From) In compliance with EC labelling standards (EC No. 41/2009) all pies entered in this Class must contain less than 100ppm Gluten. The Organisers reserve the right to request evidence of compliance.