Borrowdale Free Range Pork has been named the winner of the 2018 ‘Steak Your Claim’ competition.
The annual competition, run by industry peak body Australian Pork Limited, aimed to discover the nation’s best pork steak.
Borrowdale said in a statement the pork loin steaks were expertly assessed in ‘blind’ judging according to very specific criteria. The winner was judged on colour, visual appeal, marbling of the raw product, aroma, flavour, juiciness and texture.
“The fact that Borrowdale Pork won the 2018 ‘Steak Your Claim’ competition proves the effectiveness of using the highest standards of ethical production. The result is the superior flavour and tenderness of pork that is all perfectly natural,” said Paul da Silva, marketing manager, Borrowdale Free Range Pork.
“Borrowdale’s winning entry was just part of our regular weekly production. It’s great that it reflects the brand’s mission for everyday consumers to rediscover the real taste of pork. [Our] customers are all enjoying the best pork on offer.
“Australians’ appetite for pork continues to grow, and our farmers are continually looking to improve their already high-quality product” said APL general manager of Marketing, Peter Haydon.
“This competition seeks to find a really special product, and producers have responded by looking at different breeds and feeds to deliver a stunning pork steak.”
Borrowdale Pork came from a family of free range pig farming pioneers based in Goondiwindi, on Queensland’s fertile darling downs. Their trademark low stress animal husbandry practices make Borrowdale such succulent, tender and all-natural pork.
Borrowdale Free Range Pork is supplied to leading butchers and restaurants in Australia, including ‘Dinner by Heston’ in Melbourne and ‘Quay’ in Sydney. It is also exported to Singapore and Hong Kong.