Nantwich-born Mike Burgess has tasted more success at the latest World Pasty Championships.

Mike scooped a silver and bronze with his US-based company Pure Pasty Company at the World Championships at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

He famously won in 2018 with a pasty that included a small amount of pineapple.

His Virginia-based bakery firm have now been awarded silver and bronze medals in the Open Savoury Category.

The winning pasties were a Cheese and Onion taking the bronze and the silver winner was a Lamb Jalfrezi.

Both were brought to the competition by boss and British ex-pat Mike and his English chef Nicola Willis Jones.

To top off the experience an old friend from England Jan Mathieson, won the amateur Open Savoury category with a Goat’s Cheese, Pear and Walnut pasty.

Mike said: “We love Cornwall having established a connection as a child, so it’s great to be back among friends once again.

“I don’t think I’ve seen a company take two of the three top spots before, so I’m incredibly proud of my team’s efforts.

“I’ve often dreamed of, ‘what if we take more than one spot?’ and now we’ve done it!

“This company result gives us impetus going into a year where we have ambitious plans to spread the pasty across the whole of the USA.

“For once this year, Lamb Jalfrezi and Cheese and Onion, were two of ours I secretly would have backed to do well.”

Nicola Willis Jones added: “Travelling from Virginia to compete against all the Cornish bakeries and beyond is a privilege in itself.

“To place twice in the top three is an amazing achievement for Pure Pasty.

“We have spent years honing our craft and these results show that we are getting it right. We do our best to give all the ex-pats in the DC area a real taste of home.”

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  1. How is this even local news? Tenuous link

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