2nd June 2016

The Perfect Pairing for Pork

Specially Selected Pork has teamed up with popular Scottish cider producer Thistly Cross Craft Cider to demonstrate to visitors at this weekend’s Taste of Grampian festival how pork and cider can be enjoyed together.

As the main sponsors of the event, Specially Selected Pork will be showcasing the fantastic qualities of the product and showing just how versatile it can be by starring in two BBQ demonstration sessions with Thistly Cross.

The Kilted Chef, Craig Wilson, will be cooking up some delicious pork dishes while Rory Brown from Thistly Cross talks the crowd through the ciders which best complement each dish and the reasons for this.

Commenting on the partnership, Graeme Sharp, Marketing Executive from Quality Meat Scotland, who promote Specially Selected Pork, said: “Pork and cider are a perfect pairing and we are bringing together two great Scottish brands at the Taste of Grampian.

“We hope the sessions will demonstrate how versatile pork is and inspire consumers to try something new, whether it’s for a midweek dinner of a celebratory feast.”

Rory Brown from Thistly Cross Craft Cider said: “Thistly Cross’s full fresh flavours add a little bit of lightness to heavy meals and the sharp Scottish apples prepare the palate for a new bite.

“All the Ciders natural fruitiness pairs well with anything from pork belly to pork chops and pork shoulder making it the perfect accompaniment to the meat.”

Quality Meat Scotland is currently running a campaign urging Scottish shoppers to “Do More With Pork”.  The six week campaign, which is set to reach over three million consumers, aims to showcase the quality, affordability and versatility of Specially Selected Pork, which is underpinned by quality assurance schemes which make animal welfare a priority.

Specially Selected Pork will be the main sponsor of Taste of Grampian 2016 on June 4 with its high profile involvement ensuring the visitors who attend the event leave with a better understanding of what sets the Scottish pig industry’s brand apart.

For more information about Specially Selected Pork, recipe ideas and inspiration visit www.speciallyselectedpork.com and don’t forget to follow “Enjoy Quality Pork” on Facebook.

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