Good Game wins big at British Charcuterie Awards

by Morgan Lawrence

31 August 2018

Steve Williams and Peter Woodham Kay prove that when it comes to charcuterie, traditional methods still triumph

Good Game in Devon has won a whopping six national awards for their organic charcuterie at the first British Charcuterie Awards, hosted by BBC Countryfile at Blenheim Palace. Judges this year included John Gower, who founded New York’s Charcuterie Masters, as well as Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith and Michelin-starred chefs Angela Hartnett and James Lowe alongside twenty leading industry experts.

The Exeter-based company is thriving, having just won five further accolades in the past month, including a coveted star from the Guild of Fine Food’s ‘Great Taste Awards’ for their organic pastrami, and double gold and double silver at Taste of the West.

Good Game’s range of produce endorses traditional methods of charcuterie and has everything from nduja sausage and pastrami to terrine. Steve and Paul keep it close to nature, ensuring all are handmade, nitrate free and cured with nothing but salt and natural air. This proved to be a winning combination, beating an impressive 400 entries to win four silver and two bronze awards.

Thrilled with Good Game’s achievements, Peter Woodham Kay says, “The British Charcuterie Awards judges know exactly what they are looking for in the best quality cured meat, so we’re over the moon to score so highly at these prestigious awards. The whole team work immensely hard, so it makes us all proud to be recognised nationally for what we do."