Pie tasters wanted

Anyone want to be a pie taster for the afternoon?

If you are interested in being considered for our pie tasting panel – where you will try half a dozen pies including new, unusual flavours and give feedback – please email [email protected]

The tasting panel will be at 2pm on Friday, June 7th, although you need to register your interest before May 6th.

The pie tasting will be led by James Wilson, a veteran pie taster who also organises the World Meat Pie championships. “I was a judge at a pie competition at Country Harvest last year and I can still remember the fantastic pastry and wonderful fillings, so when they approached me about doing a masterclass on one of my favourite things – pies, I couldn’t say no!” said James, who was born and bred in the Dales.

This year the pie tasting event will be part of Country Harvest’s four-day Food Fair (June 7th-9th) featuring the best producers from across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. The event, sponsored by Leisure Resorts, includes an evening masterclass by former Great British Bake Off contestants Howard Middleton and Sandy Docherty and a performance by 27 members of award winning Leyland Brass Band on the Saturday night, June 8th.