Great Southern Butcher wins best ham in the country

What a huge honour

Great Southern Butcher wins best ham in the country Morris and Sandra Gait

It's not everyday that your local butcher is recognised to have the best of something in the country but if your local butcher is Pingelly Quality Meats that has just changed. 

Australian Pork has announced the winners of the Australian PorkMark Ham Awards. And Pingelly Quality Meats has taken out the top honour of Overall Winner and Best Artisan Ham

Chefs Paul McDonald and Simon Bestley teamed up with Fleischmeister Horst Schurger, who has a Master’s Degree in Butchering and Smallgoods, to assess more than 140 entries to find the best traditional bone-in, boneless and nationally available hams.

The Best Artisan Ham and Best Boneless Ham was awarded to Pingelly Quality Meats, Pingelly, Western Australia, for a ham the judges described as perfectly smoky and sweet with a brilliant initial taste, true to style and with even colouring.