Australia’s best bacon revealed

27 August, 2018 by
Annabelle Cloros

The nation’s best bacon producers have been revealed at Australian Pork’s annual Bacon Awards.

Celebrating bacon made from 100 per cent Australian pork, judges assessed the appearance, aroma and taste of 125 products.

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New South Wales came out on top, with Campbell’s Superior Meats in West Pymble named Best Australian Bacon after winning the NSW and national short cut bacon titles.

Fleischmeister Horst Schurger and chefs Simon Bestley and Adam Moore judged the competition, and described the winning bacon as having an excellent and neat appearance, great salty smoke profile and being an excellent product overall.

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Rounding out the national short cut results, Perry’s Quality Meats in Smithton, Tasmania, took second place and Elite Meats in Holt, ACT, was awarded third.

Big Country Meats n Foods took out the award for best full rasher bacon, described as having a very good balanced taste and aftertaste with great smoky aroma.

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Leabrook Quality Meats in Leabrook, South Australia, was awarded second place nationally, while Meatways Butchery in Kambah, ACT, was third.

Full results below.

National

Overall winner: Campbell’s Superior Meats, West Pymble, NSW

Short cut

  1. Campbell’s Superior Meats, West Pymble, NSW
  2. Perry’s Quality Meats, Smithton, Tasmania
  3. Elite Meats, Holt, ACT

Full rasher

  1. Big Country Meats n Foods, Coffs Harbour, NSW
  2. Leabrook Quality Meats, Leabrook, SA
  3. Meatways Butchery, Kambah, ACT

NSW

Short cut

  1. Campbell’s Superior Meats, West Pymble, NSW
  2. Edwards Family Butchery, Woy Woy, NSW
  3. The Free Range Butcher, Mona Vale, NSW

Full rasher

  1. Big Country Meats n Foods, Coffs Harbour, NSW
  2. Wagga Free Range Pork, Mangoplah, NSW
  3. Adamstown Fresh Meats, Adamstown, NSW