The best ham in New Zealand

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Want to try the slice of ham judged to be the best in the country? Find a way to buy a Manuka honey cured ham from Dunedin’s Akaroa Butchery and Deli on Banks Peninsula.

Their champion ham was honoured at the 9th annual 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Awards held in Christchurch, winning the 2016 best ham title.

The competitions celebrate New Zealand’s finest home-grown pork products and assist consumers to identify and appreciate sustainable pork, bacon and ham which is PigCareTM Accredited*.

The competitions support local pig farmers, who raise pork solely for New Zealanders. Three supreme winners took top honours across each competition.

The event celebrates the craft involved with turning 100% New Zealand grown pork into mouth-watering bacon, ham and pork products. Each entry was scrutinised by an independent panel of 33 judges comprising of leading chefs, food connoisseurs and master butchers.

 

The best 100% New Zealand ham

Overall winner

For Manuka honey cured

Agora Butchery and Deli

170A Gordon Rd, Fairfield, Dunedin, Otago

Bone-in Ham

Gold Medal

For Manuka smoked

Col’s Butchery and Deli

237 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Gold Medal

For Manuka smoked

Aussie Butcher New Lynn

Unit G, 10 Margan Ave, New Lynn, Auckland

Bronze Medal

For Manuka double smoked

Cameron Harrison Butchery

4 Crofton Rd, Ngaio, Wellington 

Boneless ham

Gold Medal

For Manuka honey cured

Agora Butchery and Deli

170A Gordon Rd, Fairfield, Dunedin, Otago 

Silver Medal

For honey cured black rock

Cameron Harrison Butchery

4 Crofton Rd, Ngaio, Wellington  

Silver Medal

For honey cured Manuka smoked

Pokeno Bacon

20 Subway Rd, Pukekohe, Auckland 

(Stores also at 420 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland, and Great South Rd, Pokeno)

Bronze Medal

For boneless

Murchison Meats

50 Fairfax St, Murchison, Tasman

Past winners

2016

For Manuka honey cured

Agora Butchery and Deli

170A Gordon Rd, Fairfield, Dunedin, Otago

2015

For bone-in ham

Westmere Butchery

131 West End Road, Westmere, Auckland

2014

For Manuka smoked, honey cured bone-in ham

Cameron Harrison Butchery

4 Crofton Rd, Ngaio, Wellington 

 

* PigCare AccreditedTM

Pig CareTM is a New Zealand accreditation program and is a world-leading standard of Care for Farmed Pigs. It was developed by Massey University with the support of veterinarians, pig farmers and professional organisations and has been independently reviewed by international experts.

Pig CareTM is focused on the care, knowledge and expertise, experience and commitment of farmers to provide the best welfare for farmed pigs. It is the care given by our farmer that makes NZ Pork different from imported products.

While 58% of pork products sold in New Zealand are imported, Pig CareTM accreditation on products is an indication that the pig has been born and raised in New Zealand and farmed with care, with the needs of the pig at the centre of the farming practice.

Source: 100% New Zealand Pork


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