The Search For New Zealand's Best Sausage Starts Now

Butchers from Cape Reinga to the Bluff will be fine-tuning their sausage recipes as entries open for the 2019 Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition.

The search for New Zealand’s tastiest snarler will begin with a panel of 32 judges, made up of foodies, butchers and industry experts, sampling and examining all competition entries over a mammoth five-day sausage fest in September. From there, the top thirteen sausages, one from each category, then go on to a final taste test where the Supreme Award-winning sausage is determined.

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Here come the Sharp Blacks: New Zealand butchery team announced

New Zealand’s butchery team – The Sharp Blacks – has been announced as they kick off their journey to the 2020 World Butchers’ Challenge (WBC) in Sacramento, California. The seven-man team, which includes one reserve, is made up of the best butchers from across the country and preparation will now start in earnest as they plan for the ‘Olympics of Butchery’ in September 2020.

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New Zealand's Top Sausages Announced

New World Te Rapa, Hamilton and Westmere Butchery, Auckland have been announced as the Supreme Award winners for the 2018 Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition at an awards dinner in Auckland this evening. The judges couldn’t split Westmere Butchery’s beef and mushroom sausage and an Angus beef sausage from New World Te Rapa, instead crowning them joint winners of the Supreme Award in what is believed to be a first for the competition.

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A sausage for all seasons

More often than not, we restrict our menus to suit the current season which includes selecting various type of meats for those seasonal dishes.  We default to casseroles using slow cooked cuts in winter, whilst summer often means steaks on the barbecue and more stir fries than usual. But take the humble sausage - which suits a whole multitude of dishes. We’d say, sausages are wanderers; happy to be part of a damn good meal at any time of the year, which is why sausages have to be our ultimate food for any season. 

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