If your favourite meal is a generous serving of bangers and mash then an opportunity of a lifetime could be waiting for you…

The organisers of UK Sausage Week – Meat Management magazine – are inviting one lucky sausage-fan to spend a day tasting bangers as a guest Sausage Judge for the campaign’s 2018 competition.

The successful applicant will taste hundreds of sausages and help to decide which takes home the Supreme Sausage Champion crown as well as multiple regional titles.

The lucky banger taster will spend a day at the prestigious Regional Food Academy at Harper Adams University in Newport, Shropshire, on 3rd October, as part of an expert judging panel under the guidance of Keith Fisher – a Master Butcher and ‘sausageologist’ whose taste-buds are insured for £1 million!

A sausage being put to the test during 2017’s judging.

As a Sausage Judge, they’ll handle raw sausages to examine their weight and consistency, assess their colour and texture, measure bangers to ensure they fit within the competition’s guidelines and taste cooked sausages to determine their texture, meat and fat ratio and flavour. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it!

UK Sausage Week organiser Emma Cash said: “This is a unique opportunity for a true sausage-lover to gain an inside-look into the competition and sample some of the best sausages from across the UK. Last year, we received around 500 entries and the quality was superb, so the lucky winner is in for a real treat!”

The sausage-makers behind the winning bangers selected from the judging will receive awards during UK Sausage Week 2018 itself – which runs from 29th October to 4th November.

How to apply

To enter, just fill in the simple form at www.uksausageweek.com/testing/#competition explaining why you are the top person for the task! The winner will be selected by Keith Fisher and the UK Sausage Week organising team.

To be in with a chance of winning, you must be available for a day of sausage eating on 3rd October.

For more information on UK Sausage Week search @UKSausageWeek on Twitter or ‘UK Sausage Week’ on Facebook. You can also visit www.uksausageweek.com.

Interested? Well, you have until 17th September to apply. Hurry, don’t delay – enter today!

Chief judge Keith Fisher is a sausage expert.