WA’S BEST AUSSIE HAMS PERFECT FOR FESTIVE FEASTS
The Christmas countdown has begun and as celebrations get underway, the best Western Australian hams have been revealed.
The winners of the annual Australian PorkMark Ham Awards were announced today, revealing the very best traditional bone-in and boneless hams made from 100% Australian pork.
Fleischmeister, Horst Schurger, and chefs, Simon Bestley and Darren Smith, assessed 155 hams from across the country, judging their appearance, taste and aroma.
In the Traditional Bone-in category, Eurostyle Smallgoods, Bibra Lake, took top honours with a ham judges described as the perfect shape and colour, a very good texture, good smoke flavour and well balanced aftertaste. Second place went to B Re and Sons, Malaga, with Quin’s Gourmet Butchers, Northam, third.
Mondo Doro, Palmyra, took out first place in the boneless competition, with Eurostyle Smallgoods, Bibra Lake, second, and Pingelly Quality Meats, Pingelly, third. Judges described the Mondo Doro boneless ham as a very nice colour, very good mild smoke, with a nicely balanced aftertaste.
Australian Pork Limited’s Mitch Edwards said a beautiful Australian ham was the perfect centrepiece for any celebration.
“This time of year, we love to get together with our nearest and dearest, with food at the heart of those gatherings,” he said.
“A traditional bone-in ham can be transformed with a glorious glaze or enjoyed carved straight from the bone, while a boneless ham can be perfect for canapes.
“All bone-in hams are guaranteed to be made from 100% Australian pork, but with more than 75% of ham sold in Australia made from imported pork, if you’re buying a boneless ham or sliced ham, look for the pink PorkMark logo or ensure the label says it’s made from at least 90% Australian ingredients.”
Nationally, Pattemore’s Meats, Alexandra Hills, Queensland, took out the Best Artisan Ham and Best Traditional Bone-in Ham, while the German Butchery, Bexley, NSW, took out the Best Boneless Ham.
To see all of this year’s Australian PorkMark Ham Award winners, plus recipes, tips and tricks for your Christmas ham, visit www.pork.com.au
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
1. Eurostyle Smallgoods, Bibra Lake, WA
2. B Re and Sons, Malaga, WA
3. Quin’s Gourmet Butchers, Northam, WA
1. Mondo Doro, Palmyra, WA
2. Eurostyle Smallgoods, Bibra Lake, WA
3. Pingelly Quality Meats, Pingelly, WA
Overall Artisan winner
Pattemore’s Meats, Alexandra Hills, Queensland for their Traditional Bone-In ham.
1. Pattemore’s Meats, Alexandra Hills, Queensland
2. Noosa Meat Centre, Noosaville, Queensland
3. Sunshine Meats, Milperra, New South Wales
1. German Butchery Pty Limited, Bexley, New South Wales
2. Barkly Smokehouse Pty Limited, Thornbury, Victoria
3. Meatways Butchery, Kambah, Australian Capital Territory
|Ham Type||Approximate Size||Price ($)|
|Traditional Bone-in Whole||7kg||13.99/kg|
|Traditional Bone-in Half||4kg||14.99/kg|
|Traditional Bone-in <6kg||5-6kg||14.99/kg|