They’ve already tickled the tastebuds of local foodies and Royalty alike with their gourmet Scotch Eggs.
And now David and Christine Laing of The Clucking Pig Company could bring a coveted national award back home to Redcar after being nominated for the prestigious Eat Game Awards.
The awards are a celebration of wild British produce, and the Teesside Scotch Egg specialists are in the running to win the Best Farmers’ Market Stall category after wowing the public with their range of Venison and Mixed Game best-sellers, including Pheasant, Wild Yorkshire Rabbit, Wood Pigeon and Partridge.
Public nominations placed the popular Redcar couple firmly on a top-ten shortlist of foodies drawn from all over the UK.
Voting is now open to the public, with local foodies able to vote online before September 30, and the awards are set to take place in London during October.
David and Christine are popular figures at a host of great foodie events across Teesside, the North East, Durham and North Yorkshire, including Saltburn Farmers’ Market, Saltburn Food Festival, Stokesley Farmers’ Market and Middlesbrough’s Orange Pip Market.
And they were even invited along to Buckingham Palace last year, where Prince Andrew, the Queen’s personal chef and assorted royal staff all enjoyed tucking into their hugely popular scotch eggs.
David said: “It was a lovely surprise to be nominated for this award, especially when we were told we’d been shortlisted by public demand.
“We only use the best locally sourced game and free-range meat from trusted suppliers, and all our eggs are made right here in Redcar.
“So it would be fantastic to bring the award back home – it truly would be a case of The Mighty Redcar!”
Christine said: “We love meeting so many people at Markets right across the region – Saltburn, Stokesley, Orange Pip, The Festival of Thrift and lots more besides.
“It would be lovely if people could take a minute to vote for us, and we’d love to bring the award home to thank everyone for their support.”
• To vote for The Clucking Pig Company in the Eat Game Awards, visit www.eatgameawards.co.uk/voting Voting deadline is September 30.