Ba­con and ham in line for prizes

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Butch­ers are wait­ing to hear who has been judged as the coun­try’s best ba­con and ham maker.

The 100% NZ Ba­con and Ham Com­pe­ti­tion cel­e­brates butch­ers and retailers who make ba­con and ham from trusted PigCare ac­cred­ited New Zealand pork.

PigCare is the New Zealand pork in­dus­try’s wel­fare ac­cred­i­ta­tion pro­gramme that en­sures pigs are farmed hu­manely.

This year’s

compe- tition has at­tracted 200 en­tries from around the coun­try in­clud­ing Nosh Food Mar­ket’s Black Rock Butch­ery in Green­lane.

To­day a panel of 33 judges made up of lead­ing chefs, food con­nois­seurs, and mas­ter butch­ers has con­vened in Welling­ton to de­ter­mine who is the best of the best.

Gold, sil­ver, and bronze medal­lists will be an­nounced on Au­gust 8 while the Ham Of the Year will be an­nounced in Oc­to­ber.

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