The British Charcuterie Awards are open for general entry on 10th January 2019. Main judging will take place during week commencing 10 June 2019 at The London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, University of West London. Final judging will take place in the British Charcuterie Tent at BBC Countryfile Live 2019 on Thursday 1st August, the opening day of the show.

The Awards will be judged by charcuterie experts, butchers, chefs, food writers and broadcasters. The head judge is John Gower of Quiet Waters.

Please note, the judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Judging Criteria

Judging will be carried out blind. Feedback is an essential part of the judging process and written feedback on each product will be forwarded to the appropriate entrant within 40 days of judging.

The judges will score and award points for each product as set out below. Products that reach Gold, Silver and Bronze standards will be eligible to carry the appropriate British Charcuterie Awards 2019 sticker on their products.

Chosen from the classes 1-8 medal winners are Champion of Champions Product, Champion of Champions Producer (who performs best consistently over a number of classes - no less than three products spread over a minimum of three classes), The Best Game Product, The Best New Product and Best Traditional or Heritage Breed Product