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Local butcher gets a sausage gong

Butcher Ashlee Thomson of Alstonville Quality Meats has recently won a awards for his Lamb, Mint and Rosemary Sausages. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star
Butcher Ashlee Thomson of Alstonville Quality Meats has recently won a awards for his Lamb, Mint and Rosemary Sausages. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

LOCAL butcher Ashley Thomson took out third place in his category last weekend at the state finals of the State Sausage King Competition.

The competition, a creation of the Australian Meat Industry Council, welcomed 62 independent local butchers from over NSW and ACT to Darling Harbour, Sydney, be critiqued by a panel of expert industry judges after a round of regional heats.

While Mr Thomson won't go on to the National Competition, he's very pleased with nabbing a place in the lamb, mint and rosemary category.

"It's a big thing for butchers," Mr Thomson said.

"People have a bit of a giggle and a laugh at the 'Sausage King', but butchers put a lot of work into it."

The butcher, who took over Alstonville Quality Meats eight months ago, said it all came down to passion.

"I'm very passionate about what I can do," he said.

"We put a lot of pride into our snags and everything we do here (at Alstonville Quality Meats).

"You've got to be passionate about what you do to have a good product."

 

Some of Alstonville Quality Meats finest sausage flavours:

  • Honey macadamia pork
  • Spanish chorizo
  • Spicy Italian
  • Homemade chicken with basil, pesto and roasted pine nuts
  • Sun dried tomato and basil
  • Honey, herb and garlic
  • Steak and mushroom

Topics:  butcher, sausage king



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