SA butchers snag national win in awards

CHAMPION: Barossa Fine Foods managing director Franz Knoll at the Adelaide Central Market with his Standom country style sausages, which won the Traditional Australian category in the Sausage King awards.

CHAMPION: Barossa Fine Foods managing director Franz Knoll at the Adelaide Central Market with his Standom country style sausages, which won the Traditional Australian category in the Sausage King awards.

ADELAIDE-based Barossa Fine Foods has become the third South Australian butcher to enter the Sausage King Hall of Fame, after the national awards in Hobart at the weekend.

Managing director Franz Knoll said it had taken 17 years to claim the accolade, putting them among the elite of the independent butchers.  

The company’s Mississippi sausage – a pork-based sausage with a hickory-smoked flavour and capsicum, herbs and cheese – won the gourmet category.

“Our first year we won was 1999 and we won another one in 2001 and we have had seconds and thirds, but this year we were able to get the extra points by freshening up and rebalancing the flavours,” he said.

To reach the Hall of Fame, there is certain criteria, including being a national winner for at least three years across any category.

The sausage is available at Barossa Fine Foods, Standom Smallgoods and Foodland stores.

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