The Chopping Block in Penrith have gained two Great Taste awards for their traditionally made sausages.

After opening in 2019, The Chopping Block has steadily built a strong reputation for its produce, winning the UK’s Best New Butchery 2020.

Owner Chris Clough said he was incredibly proud that his produce has earned such recognition. He said: “I’ve always thought that the mark of a good butcher is the quality of their sausages. We’ve worked hard creating what we think is the ultimate traditional Cumberland Sausage. To win a star for them is a real pat on the back!”

As well as winning a star for their Cumberland Sausage, the team have also won a star for their Westmorland Sausages.

“Our Westmorland Sausages are hands down our best-selling sausage. Traditionally linked by hand and a little herbier than our Cumberlands, they’re such a well-balanced and versatile sausage.”

The Great Taste is the world’s most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.

Chris said: “To label our sausages with that unmistakable black and gold logo is incredible. It’s a stamp of excellence and I couldn’t be prouder.”

For more information on the Chopping Black and to shop online, visit their website