A Cornish butcher has won a trio of awards.

James Kittow Butcher & Grazier struck gold three times at this year’s prestigious Taste of the West Awards.

The popular butcher’s signature Pen‘n’Tinny Porker, a traditional 95 per cent Cornish pork, dairy free sausage, picked up the top award in the annual industry competition’s sausage category.

In the same section a Cornish pork and leek sausage that James produced exclusively for The Lost Gardens of Heligan, combining the popular attraction’s own produce with his sausage making mastery, secured another gold gong.

Made using his grandfather’s time-served recipe, the firm’s Cornish Hogs Pudding also won gold. Synonymous with Cornwall and Devon hogs puddings are a large, cooked sausage variant that can be enjoyed hot or cold.

The multi-award-winning butcher, based at Kilhallon Farm near Par, is the fifth generation of the Kittow family to farm the land, rear pedigree beef cattle, and supply Cornish meats to the community since 1880.

James said: “We are very pleased to have won these awards and be recognised as being among the best at what we do not just in Cornwall but across the west country.

“Our focus is and always has been on quality and provenance. We use the best local ingredients; traditional tasty recipes and my team are fabulous at creating consistently good products for our customers.”