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Pilgrim's Pie contest launched

The hunt is on in Gloucestershire for the best Pilgrim's Pie

Gloucester Cathedral is on the search for the best pie-maker in the West.

It is launching a competition to find an exclusive "Pilgrim's Pie" made from some of Gloucestershire's finest local produce.

The cathedral hopes the pie will tempt its hundreds of thousands of visitors to call into its Coffee Shop in the undercroft.

The competition entrant who comes up with the tastiest recipe will win the opportunity to work in partnership with the cathedral to supply Pilgrim's Pies.

The cathedral's operations and marketing manager Bairbre Lloyd said overseas visitors were already familiar with local delicacies such as Double Gloucester cheese and Gloucestershire Old Spots pork.

"We very much hope the Pilgrim's Pie will soon join the list," she said.

Among the competition judges will be BBC Radio Gloucestershire's managing editor Mark Hurrell.

Other adjudicators include David Everitt-Matthias - Gloucestershire's only Michelin-starred chef, Rob Rees - The Cotswold Chef representing Gloucestershire Food Vision, and Mike Lowe - editor of Cotswold Life.

Entry is by application form to the cathedral and shortlisted entrants will be asked to submit a pie for tasting in February.

For more information and to enter the competition, download an application form from Gloucester Cathedral's website.

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