Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

Unlike the standard British pork pie, the Melton Mowbray variant is made with uncured pork, so the meat should be grey rather than pink. Also, they are traditionally cooked free-standing, so the sides should bow outwards.

In 2008 the EU granted Melton Mowbray Pork Pies "protected geographical indication" (PGI) status. This means that pies calling themselves Melton Mowbray must be made in the local area to the traditional recipe.

For more information see the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association's web site.


Melton Mowbray is a market town in Leicestershire. The pies are available in supermarkets throughout the country.