Hannan Meats, from Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, was crowned Supreme Champion in Great Taste 2012 for its Moyallon Guanciale, a bacon style product that is an authentic ingredient in many pasta dishes. Hannan’s Guanciale beat over 8,800 products to win the prestigious award.
“This is simply an exquisite example of a product that has its roots in Italy but has been made brilliantly in Great Britain. Our judges were unanimous in their appreciation of the Guanciale which uses traditional skills to turn what is essentially a humble pigs cheek into a sublime dry-cured bacon – almost a case of making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” said Bob Farrand, Guild of Fine Food chairman.
Pictured at the event are Simon Burdess, Commercial Director, Fortnum & Mason; Peter Hannan, Hannan Meats and Nigel Barden, BBC Radio 2 Presenter.