Team GB won the Best Beef Product at the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018.
The world’s best butchers gathered in Belfast on March 21 to compete in the World Butchers’ Challenge.
The event saw Ireland place first out of the twelve countries that participated, with New Zealand coming in second and Australia following in third.
Team Great Britain may not have scooped a top three position but they did prove that Great British beef cannot be beaten.
Labelled the ’British Beef Eaters’, the team took first place with their impressive take on a split marrow shin, which is designed for slow cooking, by removing the marrow and creating a filling of herbs, butter and seasoning.
Danny Upson, from the Dalziel group, who coached and led the team said: "Team GB performed excellently and every butcher in Great Britain should be very proud of the range of products they made.
"It’s a tough competition and they delivered exactly what they wanted to achieve."
"This is a simple product, but it’s a very innovative way to utilise a shin of beef. This is reason why it won."
The team representing Great Britain were: Michael Dufton, Knitsley Farm Shop; Mark Ramsay, Falleninch Farm Butchers, Stirling; Simon Taylor, Surrey Hills Butchers, Oxshot; Bryce Lawson, McMurchie Meats, Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham; Jessica Leliuga, Ye OIde Sausage Shop, Oswaldtwistle, Lancs and Tom Wood (captain), Tom Wood Artisan Butchers.
"Saw through the shin length-ways, remove the barrow in the centre of the bone and mix the marrow with butter, herb and spices. Then place back into the bone, garnish and place in a large casserole pot, add little beef stock and cook until tender. Once cooked the flavour is out of this world", says Danny.