Easter Monday brought the good news to Peelham that they had been shortlisted as finalists for the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards as part of an elite group of Scottish food businesses

The short list is for the Red Meat award with a selection of their organic salamis., They were among a record 163 businesses that submitted 239 entries to 19 award categories, which recognise excellence across the Scottish food and drink industry. The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards promise to be the food-lovers’ event of the year and will take place on 27 May at Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland.

Speaking as she received the good news about their shortlist success, Denise Walton said:

“This is incredible ! It’s a testament to the commitment of our farm business partnership and the really super team we have working with us here at Peelham to the production of distinctive and quality meat products such as our salamis directly from our farm to our customers. Being shortlisted recognises the risks and hard-work small businesses like us make to achieve quality and distinction in a very competitive market. It is a boost for innovative and artisan food production which is environmentally sustainable and makes us really very proud to be part of Scotland’s farming and emergent food culture.”

The broadcaster, Kaye Adams, will host the sell-out awards ceremony in May. Dubbed the Scottish food and drink ‘Oscars’, the ceremony sold out in record time and will be bigger than ever before with more than 800 guests attending on the night. Attendees will be treated to a drinks reception and delicious dinner, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s larder.

The awards are organised by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). The title sponsor is Asda and the awards are supported by Think Local.

The Selected Candidates: Red wine Salami, Fennel Salami, Chorizo (rich with smoked paprika)!