Melville butcher makes the cut

Melville Times - - FRONT PAGE -

IAN John­son has no­ticed a rise in the pop­u­lar­ity of Amer­i­can-style bar­be­cue meat.

Mr John­son’s busi­ness Melville Heights Meat Sup­ply has been named as a fi­nal­ist in the Aus­tralasian Bar­be­cue Al­liance Butch­ery of the Year.

The Melville butcher will go up against 10 other fi­nal­ists for the award in Vic­to­ria on Oc­to­ber 19.

“The Amer­i­can bar­be­cue trend is just grow­ing; we are see­ing peo­ple come in for briskets, pork shoul­der and beef ribs,” he said.

“I think the pop­u­lar­ity comes from how good the meat is; ev­ery­thing we have here is WA pro­duce.”

Mr John­son said be­ing a fi­nal­ist for the award was re­ward­ing.

“I be­lieve we were nom­i­nated by a mem­ber of the pub­lic,” he said.

“I think the se­cret is qual­ity meat and old­fash­ioned butcher­ing; I’d en­cour­age ev­ery­one to sup­port their lo­cal butcher.”

The other fi­nal­ists from WA are Warn­bro Qual­ity Meats, Troy’s Meats in Bal­catta and Fre­man­tle’s Char Char Char.

d486983 Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Award fi­nal­ist Ian John­son in­side his butcher’s shop in Melville.

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