Okay, so that pun was intended but when you win the prize for New Zealand’s best ham surely you’re allowed to wallow (ahem) in the glory.

I’ve been making hams since I started out as a butcher straight after school.  And while the recipe has changed a little to suit the modern palette, I find the trick is to keep it consistent.  It seems to work – Aussie Butcher New Lynn hams are a firm favourite all-year round, and are the perfect way to feed – and impress - a crowd.

But it’s not just about the ham. 

2017 was a great year for our team at Aussie Butcher New Lynn.  Along with the ham prize, I won the Alto Butcher of the Year Award.  For the third year running, we took home a silver medal for our streaky bacon. 

We’ve been entering the Devro Great New Zealand Sausage competition since 2010, and every year we’ve picked up a medal or two.  In 2017, we picked up three again. 

2018 has treated us pretty well so far too, with silver and bronze awards for a variety of our bacon products in the Ham and Bacon Awards.

Have a look at all of our awards here.

Our Reuben’s sausages are some of our most popular products.  They’re handmade in store and come in a variety of flavours, from gourmet pork with japaleno and smoky cheese, to chicken, lemon, ginger and coriander, to gourmet beef, mushroom, onion and parmesan – along with traditional, pork, beef and chicken varieties.

Pop in store to pick up some snarlers for your barbecue today.

- Reuben Sharples, owner & operator of the Aussie Butcher New Lynn
 

Reuben Sharples Owner of Aussie Butcher New Lynn

JUDGES' COMMENTS

This entry was truly hard to fault. It was a good-looking ham with a nice consistent colour. It had an appetising smoky aroma, great texture and a lovely balanced flavour that left you wanting more. An award-winning product!
— Pork, Bacon and Ham Awards 2017
A lovely aroma, it was well filled and had good texture … once cooked it smelt sensational. It held its shape well, wasn’t greasy … it was tasty and extremely well balanced, just as a good sausage should be. 99/100.
— Devro Great New Zealand Sausage competition 2017

OUR AWARDS 

(Click here to view a complete list)

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ALTO 2017 BUTCHER OF THE YEAR

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2017 SUPREME BEST NZ HAM

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2018 AWARD WINNERS - MULTIPLE BACON CATEGORIES

BRONZE MEDALS - 2017 DEVRO GREAT NZ SAUSAGE COMPETITION


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