At Dalston Agricultural Show on Saturday 14th August 2010, Pioneer put a team together with Carlisle Young Farmers to compete in the Monster Munchies challenge to build the largest, most spectacular and tastiest version of our local dish, Cumberland sausage and mash.

We built a giant version of Carlisle castle, complete with drawbridge, gravy moat and green mashed potato grassy banks. This was judged the winner on taste and appearance and we won a Gold Spoon which hangs proudly in our reception.

England rugby star Matt Dawson hosted the competition which has been made into a television program appearing on the Good Food channel on January 4th.