Being traditional English pork pies Mowbray Fine Foods' pies are "artisan" hand crafted products and as such may vary in size shape and colour, but the quality never wavers.
The Pork Pie is a traditional British delicacy which traces its origins back to the Midlands of England. It is said that the pie was a compact means by which hunters could carry a hearty snack with them when out in the countryside. The contents of the pie is generally coarsely cut cooked pork with a delicate blend of herbs and spices. The spaces formed between the meat and the outer casing of special "hot water crust" pastry is filled with a luscious aspic "jelly".The huntsman of old had no means of heating food and therefore these pies are traditionally eaten at room temperature, accompanied with mustard, relish or a pickle of your own choice, and maybe a 'jar' of Ale. Or quite simply with some tomato sauce and a cup of tea. Either way, a very satisfying meal in itself.
The pie may be warmed, in which case the much sought after jelly may melt, but it is best served at room temperature.