The Good Food Shop owner Ross Hutchison holds up two
strings of his pork bratwurst sausages. Photo by Tracey
A Mosgiel butchery and a Queenstown supermarket have the
tastiest sausages in Otago.
Pork bratwurst by Agora - The Good Food Shop, in Mosgiel, won
the international bratwurst/boerwors category in the 2012
Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition and Queenstown Wakatipu
New World won the pork category with its pure pork sausage.
They were the only Otago-made snags to win gold in the annual
competition, which has been running since 1994.
The supreme winner of the 450 snarlers judged by a panel of
chefs, butchers and foodwriters in the three-day competition
was a smoked kielbasa, from Island Bay and Strathmore
Butcheries in Wellington.
"Sausage-making is a craft which New Zealand butchers have
mastered to a very high standard," head judge Kerry Tyack
"Over the past few years, the competition has contributed to
raising standards, as everyone benefits from the critique and
this year is no exception."
Agora - The Good Food Shop owner Ross Hutchison said there
was a simple recipe to making the perfect sausage: "Good
Otago results were. -Gold medal: Agora - The Good Food Shop,
Dunedin (pork bratwurst) and Wakatipu New World, Queenstown
(free-range pure pork).
Silver medal: Agora - The Good Food Shop, Dunedin, (salmon)
and Wakatipu New World, Queenstown (pure beef).
Bronze medal: Deep Creek Deli, Dunedin (spicy lamb jalapeno).