Melton Mowbray Pork Pies have Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status which means an authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie can only be made and baked in a designated geographical area around Melton Mowbray
The Melton Mowbray pork pie is named after Melton Mowbray, a town in Leicestershire. Melton pies became popular among fox hunters in the area during the late nineteenth century. The uncured meat of a Melton pie is grey in colour when cooked; the meat is chopped, rather than minced. The pie is made with a hand-formed crust – this style of production gives the pie a slightly irregular shape after baking.
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