Judging the World Charcuterie Awards 2023

An Introduction to Judging

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.

The Judging Process

Judging is carried out blind in teams of a minimum of three expert judges.

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.

Each product is judged by a minimum of three judges. The maximum number of points that a product can score is 100.

Feedback is an essential part of the judging process for the producer. Written feedback on each product will be forwarded to the appropriate producer within 40 days of judging.

The first-ever judging of the World Charcuterie Awards is scheduled to take place in March 2023 in London. The team is in talks with a super-exciting venue – more to come when details are confirmed.

Scoring the Products – Medal Awards

Each product is judged by a minimum of three judges. The maximum number of points that a product can score is 100.
100 = Perfection – rarely achieved!

The judges’ score and award points for each product.

Gold is awarded to products scoring 90+ points out of 100
Silver is awarded to products scoring 80 -89 points out of 100
Bronze is awarded to products scoring 70-79 out of 100

All Gold, Silver & Bronze Medal Winners have won the right to display the appropriate Medal on-pack, on their website, at point-of-sale and on social media.

The World Charcuterie Awards encourages

  • Producers to use their medal on-pack, at point-of-sale and on their website
  • Retailers to let their customers know they stock medal-winning products
  • Charcuterie Lovers to choose award-winning products

 

Remember – a World Charcuterie Awards Medal is a proven sign of quality.

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World Charcuterie
Awards 2023

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