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The New Zealand Pork, Bacon and Ham Awards 2018

The New Zealand Pork, Bacon and Ham awards provide you with an opportunity to showcase the very best of your product to be judged by acclaimed food writers, meat experts and chefs.

Entries are now open for the 2018 Awards.

Categories

New Zealand Pork

Innovative Pork

Showcase your skills and creativity with something new!

Entries can be from any pig cut excluding small goods.

Only marinades, seasonings and stuffings made on your premises can be used.

Cooking time for the entry (or a portion of it) to be within 30 minutes.

Convenient Pork

Create a tasty pork product for a quick and easy weekday meal solution.

Entries must use New Zealand fresh pork from the shoulder: skin-on or skinless, bone in or bone out. Small goods are allowed provided New Zealand pork is the only meat protein (ingredients must be declared).

Any marinades, seasonings and stuffings can be made in a butcher’s premises or purchased (if purchased, the brand must be declared).

Cooking time must not exceed 20 minutes

Entries must be presented as ‘ready-to-go’ and convenient.

For each entry please supply three fresh items for judging, along with your unique cooking instructions.

For both New Zealand Pork categories entrants will need to complete a check list to assist the judges in understanding their entry.

New Zealand Bacon

Middle

Bacon that is taken from the whole loin, including belly. (Dry Cured Middle bacons should be entered in the Dry Cured Category).

Dry Cured Middle

From the whole loin, including belly which has been cured by means other than injecting brine.

Can be green or smoked. Bacon is not to be blanched, cooked or gas-flushed.

Shoulder

Bacon that is taken from the shoulder.

Streaky

Bacon that is taken from the tail end of the loin or belly.

Middle Eye

Bacon that is taken from the loin with the skin off.

New Zealand Ham

Bone-in Ham

Half a leg of ham from the chump/thick end. Cooked on the bone. No Champagne Ham, nor from the hock end.

Boneless Ham

Slices of ham cut from the leg.


Entries close 5pm, Friday 1 June 2018

Medals and awards

Medals

Top entries in each category may be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Supreme Award

A Supreme winner in each category (Pork, Bacon and Ham) will be determined.

Awards Dinner

A formal Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday 2 August at The Orange in Auckland. This will be a formal event and we encourage all entrants and wider industry to attend and celebrate the competition winners and the wider NZ Pork industry. Medalists will receive a complimentary ticket.

Further details will be available in due course.


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Pork Bacon and Ham Awards 2017

We first launched our Pork, Bacon and Ham Awards over 10 years ago to reward and recognise the hard work of our retailers, and to showcase the delicious born and raised in New Zealand pork products they sell each and every day.

Since its debut, the number of entrants has continued to increase, and this year we hosted a record 223 entries from 50 entrants, showcasing outstanding products from nine categories: five from bacon, two from ham and two from pork.

On the 24th of July, we announced our winners at our annual award gala dinner in Christchurch, and this year, to celebrate our tenth consecutive year, we included an extra special award for the Producer of the Decade.

Check out this year’s Supreme Winners and our Producer of the Decade below:


Supreme Winners

Bacon

Cameron Harrison Butchery

Double Smoked Manuka Bacon

Ham

Aussie Butcher New Lynn

Traditional Premium Manuka Smoked Ham

Pork

Grey Lynn Butchers

Pulled Pork

Producer of the Decade

Ellesmere Butchery in Canterbury


Congratulations to winners Bacon Cameron Harrison Butchery
Bacon Cameron Harrison Butchery
Ham Aussie Butcher New Lynn
Ham Aussie Butcher New Lynn
Pork Grey Lynn Butchers
Pork Grey Lynn Butchers
Producer of the decade Ellesmere Butchery in Canterbury
Producer of the decade Ellesmere Butchery in Canterbury

Pork Bacon and Ham Awards 2017 Award Winners
Supreme
Bacon Cameron Harrison Butchery Double Smoked Manuka
Ham Aussie Butcher New Lynn Traditional Premium Manuka Smoked
Pork Grey Lynn Butchers Pulled Pork

Bone in ham
Gold Aussie Butcher New Lynn Traditional Premium Manuka Smoked
Silver The Meat Factory Ltd Honey Cured Manuka Smoked
Silver Ellesmere Butchery Honey Cured
Bronze Sam’s Butchery Cooked on the Bone
Bronze Cattermoles Butchery Wood Smoked

Boneless
Gold Cols Butchery & Deli Boneless Ham
Silver Euro Gourmet Meats Old-fashioned Ham
Silver Ellesmere Butchery Honey Cured
Bronze Cashmere Cuisine Manuka Smoked Boneless

Convenient
Gold Grey Lynn Butchers Pulled Pork

Dry cured
Gold Grey Lynn Butchers Dry Cured Manuka Smoked
Silver Ellesmere Butchery Maple Dry Cured
Silver Cashmere Cuisine Dry Cured Manuka Smoked

Innovative
Gold Zamora “The Meat Preachers” Smoke Porchetta
Silver Grey Lynn Butchers Pork drum
Silver Sam’s Butchery Pork Fillet
Bronze Morepork BBQ Pork Belly

Middle
Gold Cameron Harrison Butchery Double Smoked Manuka
Silver Harris Meats Cheviot Ltd Free Farmed North Canterbury Loin Bacon
Silver Countrymeats (Manawatu) Ltd Countrymeats Hickory smoked Middle Bacon
Bronze Pokeno Bacon Honey Cured Manuka Smoked
Bronze Best Meats 2 Dufty Bacon

Middle eye
Silver Cameron Harrison Butchery Honey Cured
Bronze Pokeno Bacon Honey Cured Manuka Smoked
Bronze Harris Meats Cheviot Ltd Free Farmed North Canterbury Middle Eye Bacon
Bronze Ellesmere Butchery Sweet Spiced

Shoulder
Gold Thomson’s Butchery Manuka Smoked Honey Cure
Gold Sam’s Butchery Rib Eye
Silver The Meat Factory Ltd Honey Cured Manuka Smoked
Silver Ellesmere Butchery Honey Cured
Bronze Cameron Harrison Butchery Double Smoked Manuka

Streaky
Gold Pokeno Bacon Italian
Silver Aussie Butcher New Lynn Old School Manuka Smoked
Bronze Deep Creek Delicatessen Ltd Triple Smoked Alpine Blue Borrage Honey Cured Bacon