After winning our Porximity competition, eight lucky people enjoyed a day at the picturesque Llanerch Vineyard learning how to prepare perfect porc dishes with the brilliant TV chef, Angela Gray.
Winner, Alison Philip and seven guests were guided through a masterclass on how to prepare and cook five fantastic porc recipes involving a range of skills designed to demonstrate the versatility of porc from Wales. Recipes involved slow cooking, hot smoking and barbecuing, sausage making, stuffing and trussing as well as how to make the perfect pork pie.
The day was a wonderful success, with all the participants having a great time and learning some valuable skills.
Angela Gray, TV chef said:
“Whilst I have run many different Masterclasses over the years at my Cookery School, this was the first time the Masterclass session was purely presenting some delicious and varied recipes with different cuts of pork. I love working with this meat. It’s such a versatile ingredient and is used in so many different cuisines in countries across Europe, in America and Asia. However, here in the UK, I still find pork underrated, so I really relished sharing tips on how to get the best out of it. I hope Alison and her friends enjoyed their day and took away new knowledge and culinary confidence to experiment with some of the lesser known cuts of pork.”
To win the prize, entrants were asked to find their nearest porc supplier using our Porximity map and share them via social media.
As part of the masterclass prize, Alison also received a hamper full of porc produce from her local butcher, the Black and White Pig Company, so she could try out her new acquired skills at home.
Competition winner, Alison Philip, said:
“I couldn’t believe it when I won, I’ve never won anything before and it was such a great surprise! We really enjoyed learning from Angela and had such a good time. I’d have never considered cooking a pork joint on the barbecue before, but it tasted fantastic, it’s something I’ll definitely try again in the future. We can’t thank Porc Blasus enough and we’re hoping to organise another trip to one of Angela’s Saturday events.”
Buying local produce not only helps contribute to a healthier lifestyle, but also has the added benefit of helping the environment. Local produce has fewer food miles as it doesn’t need to be shipped across the world. It also supports local business and the local economy.
The climate and landscape in Wales provides a natural environment to produce quality porc. Welsh farmers often adapt their farming methods according to the time of year, giving their pigs the exact care that they need in every season. Our more traditional, Welsh farms often have shorter supply chains. This helps support local businesses, and is better for the environment.