Berwickshire’s Peelham Farm is among an elite group of Scottish businesses on the shortlist for the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.
Peelham Farm is shortlisted for the Red Meat award with its organic salamis and charcuterie.
A record 163 businesses submitted 239 entries in 19 awards categories, which recognise excellence across the Scottish food and drink industry. The Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards promise to be the food-lovers’ event of the year and will take place on May 27 at Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland.
Speaking as she received the good news about their shortlisting, Peelham’s Denise Walton said: “This is incredible! It’s a testament to the commitment of our farm business partnership and the really super team we have working with us here at Peelham in the production of distinctive and quality meat products such as our salamis, directly from our farm to our customers.
“Being shortlisted recognises the risks and hard work small businesses like us undertake to achieve quality and distinction in a very competitive market.
“ It is a boost for innovative and artisan food production which is environmentally sustainable and makes us really very proud to be part of Scotland’s farming and emergent food culture.”
The Cayley Walton Partnership own and manage Peelham Farm, a mixed organic farm in east Berwickshire where they have developed an on-farm butchery outlet using their own livestock and have created specialised products including their organic salamis and charcuterie.
Broadcaster Kaye Adams, will host the awards ceremony in May.
The ceremony sold out in record time and will be bigger than ever before with more than 800 guests attending on the night. Attendees will be treated to a drinks reception and dinner, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s larder. The awards are organised by Scotland Food and Drink in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). The title sponsor is Asda and the awards are supported by Think Local.
“The Excellence Awards recognise the incredible quality that Scotland’s food and drink industry has to offer, the outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses as well as the high standard of our products and the level of innovation,” said Kaye.