Time running out to claim porky prizes

As part of its drive to promote the finest pork that Wales has to offer, red meat body Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is offering consumers the chance to win a pork hamper from their local supplier as well as a day out for a group of their friends and family at a pork cookery masterclass.

But they’ll need to hurry as the competition, organised through the Porc.Wales website, closes on 17 November. To be in with a chance of winning, entrants just need to find their nearest pork supplier using the online Porximity map, and let Porc.Wales know via their social feeds.

Kirstie Jones, HCC Market Development Officer, said: “In Wales, we do pork differently. Farms are small scale and specialised. Pigs are reared in small herds and pork farmers in Wales have visionary yet traditional values. Our Welsh farms often have shorter supply chains. This helps support local businesses, and is better for the environment.”

The lucky winner and seven guests will get a hands-on cooking experience with Angela Gray at her Cookery School at Llanerch Vineyard in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The day will comprise of preparing and cooking a range of dishes that demonstrate the versatility of pork and will include slow cooking, hot smoking and barbecuing, sausage making, stuffing and trussing and making the perfect pork pie.

Angela Gray said: “I enjoy cooking with pork and we’re going to be trying some simple, but delicious recipes. I always look to source food locally and I love supporting local farmers and butchers. I can’t wait to show off the versatility of pork and get people excited about cooking with it.