Wild and Game, the not for profit business that is working to put game more fully on British menus, has launched a new range of game pies.
Inspired by pork pies, the new pies have a layered filling of pheasant breast, grouse breast and Wild & Game’s grouse pate, topped off with bacon. They are made using a pork pie pastry and intended to be eaten cold.
The release of these new products is the latest step forward in Wild & Game’s mission to make game more accessible by using it as a key ingredient in Britain’s favourite recipes.
“There is a plentiful supply of game in the UK but much of it, especially the game birds, goes under-used,” said Steven Frampton, who co-founded Wild & Game with Michael Cannon a year ago. “We believe this is because people are often not familiar with how best to cook and enjoy game, so we are making it easier by incorporating it into products people already know and love, from steak and ale pies to sausage rolls and pasties. Eventually we would like game birds to be as familiar a sight in British supermarkets as chicken.”
The new game pies will be available in two sizes: a 160g pie for one person and 454g pie that is designed to be cut up and shared.
“The tastings for theses pies have gone really well and I think they will be popular,” says Steven. “We’re delighted with the products we have launched so far and these pies are a valuable addition to our range.”
Retail Price: The RRP for the pies is £2.29 for the smaller version and £7.49 for the larger one. Buy here www.wildandgame.co.uk