The Galloway Cattle Society and the current World Scotch Pie Champion have developed The Galloway pie which was launched on Friday 15th February at the Castle Douglas Galloway Sale.
The pie is the first Galloway Cattle Society accredited product to be developed as part of the Real Galloway Beef quality assurance scheme. The pie has been created by Dumfries baker Kerr Little of The Little Bakery, who was named the World Scotch Pie Champion last month. Kerr originally ran butchery businesses and has extensive knowledge of meat product development, as well as a growing reputation as one of Scotland’s top pie makers.
The Galloway pie incorporates succulent quality assured Real Galloway Beef in a rich, traditional gravy, encased in a scotch pie shell with a puff pastry top. The pie was launched at the Galloway Sale, Scotland’s major Galloway cattle event, where it sold out, with high demand from the farmers attending the sale from all over the UK.
Kerr Little commented:
“Galloway beef is truly exceptional and it has been a privilege to work with the Galloway Cattle Society in developing a pie that showcases the succulent, flavoursome nature of the beef.”
Dorothy Goldie, Secretary of the Galloway Cattle Society, said:
“Part of our LEADER funded ‘Defining Galloway Beef’ project is about working with industry partners to make Galloway Beef identifiable and more accessible for consumers. Creating a Galloway pie seemed like an ideal way to kick start our supply chain development project. Kerr’s pie making skills are well known and his pies are a real highlight at local events and farmers’ markets. Working with him was an obvious way to make Real Galloway Beef more accessible to people.”
The Galloway pie was launched to members of the public at the first ever Castle Douglas Producers’ Market, which took place Sunday, 17th February.
Food and hospitality businesses interested in working with the Galloway Cattle Society should contact Dorothy Goldie on firstname.lastname@example.org.