On 4 July at the Magic Roundabout event space in London, steaks from 17 different countries will battle it out to be the best.
Global Meat News deputy editor Aidan Fortune said: “With 17 countries in five continents and more than 100 entries, the competition promises to be intense.
“The merit of the producers taking part is matched by the calibre of our expert judging panels, who will put each steak through a series of fair and stringent tests. It remains to be seen if Australia will once again be able to say that it truly produces the supreme steak of steaks for an incredible third year running.”
Returning to defend their 2015 and 2016 champions’ titles are the Warmoll family of Jack’s Creek in New South Wales, Australia. The family-run cattle ranch and export business scored a back-to-back win with a Wagyu cross steak, imported into Europe and entered into the challenge by Albers GmbH of Germany.
Managing director Patrick Warmoll said: “We are looking forward to returning to London in July to defend our title of the World’s Best Steak for the third year running. We were delighted with our previous wins and hopefully we have what it takes to get us over the line again this year. A win for Jack’s Creek isn’t just a win for us as a business, but for the Australian beef industry as a whole; so we hope to help Australia become one of the world’s great beef producers.”
The winners will be announced live on 4 July at around 8pm BST at a VIP reception and BBQ at the Magic Roundabout, Old Street, London EC1Y. Check back here for information on all of the medal winners and who has been crowned the World’s Best Steak Producer 2017.
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