Butch­ers head to Sausage King comp

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Mun­dub­bera Butcher­ing Com­pany will again make the trek to the Na­tional Sausage King ti­tles this week­end.

The 2017 event will be held in Ho­bart, Tas­ma­nia.

Owner Tim Dug­gan said the judg­ing would take place on Satur­day.

“We’re in it so we have a chance,” he said.

“We can’t go get­ting over con­fi­dent about win­ning any­thing, we’re up against the best in Aus­tralia.

“The store is go­ing down there with a 6 to 1 chance of win­ning.

“I know we’ve got a 2 to 1 chance of win­ning a prize, be­cause there is first sec­ond and third place.”

The shop will fea­ture in the lamb cat­e­gory with its lamb, pump­kin, feta and shal­lot sausage.

“At the state ti­tles last year, for the first they ac­tu­ally gave a break­down of the judg­ing,” Mr Dug­gan said.

“They are judged on a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ar­eas, from pre­sen­ta­tion, tex­ture, how it cooks, etc. “Taste is about 20 points. “Our sausage at Stage got two 20s and a 19 for taste.”

Mr Dug­gan said it was a good op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent Mun­dub­bera.

“It’s a lit­tle coun­try town that I think in a lot of ar­eas punches above its weight,” he said.

“To be a part of that, to pro­mote the town, it’s great for the town and the busi­ness, it’s great for ev­ery­body.

“It’s good for the North Bur­nett as well.”

Mr Dug­gan said he and his wife would drive to Bris­bane on Thurs­day morn­ing be­fore fly­ing to Tas­ma­nia on Fri­day.

“We’re go­ing to make the sausages here on Wed­nes­day,” he said.

“Af­ter the com­pe­ti­tion we’re go­ing to spend a week down there.

“We’re go­ing to look around, see some dif­fer­ent coun­try, taste some dif­fer­ent beers, all that ex­cit­ing stuff.

“It will be good to go, I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it.”


SAUSAGE KING: Robyn and Tim Dug­gan have run the Mun­dub­bera Butcher­ing Com­pany for 23 years.

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