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Essential Information for Entering the Awards

Judging Dates & Venue

Judging the World Charcuterie Awards 2023 will take place during the week of 21-25 August 2023 at Billingsgate Kitchen, Billingsgate Market Trafalgar Way, London E14 3ST.


Our panel of judges is led by Head Judge Keith Fisher, Chief Executive of the Institute of Meat, backed by an Advisory Committee from here and abroad.

Our judges are Charcuterie Experts from the meat, hospitality and retail industries – makers, buyers, consultants, teachers,  restaurateurs, bar & pub owners, retailers, chefs – plus top food writers.

To further guarantee fair, scrupulous and independent judging, no member of the World Charcuterie Awards team is allowed to take part in the actual judging and scoring of the entered products.

Meet the Judges already signed up…

Marking the Products

Judges will work in teams of a minimum of three.

Each product is assessed for a number of factors including Taste, Mouth Feel, Texture Appearance & Presentation. Our Head Judge has devised a unique judging form that will ensure consistency of points awarded and unquestionable transparency.

All Medal Contenders will be marked by a minimum of two judging teams.

Products will be marked out of 100 points according to the unique scoring system developed originally by the British Charcuterie Live Awards and updated by the World Charcuterie Awards Advisory Board.

Winning a Medal

Medals will be awarded

Gold for products scoring 90-100 points
Silver for products scoring 80-89 points
Bronze for products scoring 70-79 points

Every producer scoring 70 points+ wins a medal and will receive a certificate featuring the appropriate medal once the Award results are announced.

Medals can be used on the producer and/or importer’s websites and in social media, press releases, and point-of-sale display.

Medal stickers will be available to buy for adding to the product and a license can be bought for printing the medal on-pack.

Every Medal Winner will receive a Press & Social Media Support Pack.

Feedback for the Producers

Feedback to include judges’ comments will be emailed to award-winning producers on the day of the Awards announcements.

Use of the judges’ comments on the producer and/or importer’s websites, social media, press releases and point-of-sale display is allowed provided it is fully credited to the World Charcuterie Awards 2023.

Feedback to include judges’ comments will be emailed to non-award-winning producers within 20 days of the Awards announcement.

Please note the judges’ decisions are final and correspondence with the judges and/or the organisers cannot be entered into.

World Charcuterie Directory

As a thank you for entering the Inaugural World Charcuterie Awards, we are delighted to offer you a discounted entry in our new World Charcuterie Directory.

Targeting Charcuterie Enthusiasts both in the UK and World-Wide, it will be heavily promoted to our extensive database of Charcuterie Lovers, on our website and through our newsletters and social media channels.

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