International Bacon Day is rapidly approaching on 31 August, now is a great time to celebrate one of the world’s favourite meats.
So of course it is time to seek where the best bacon can be sourced in Australia
2019’s best bacon is from Western Australia and is a full rasher made by Princi Smallgoods.
It competed with more than 140 other entries from across the country
Pino Princi, director of Princi Smallgoods said; “Our recipe has travelled from Italy to Australia. What really sets our bacon apart though, I believe, is the quality of the pork that we begin with.”
Queensland is where you need to go to get the second best at Gray’s Modern Meat Mart in Toowoomba, and those in Canberra can pick up number three at the Griffith Butchery.
The state positions were jumbled in the short cut category, with Canberra getting the top gong, Queensland second and Western Australia taking the third spot.
Entries in this year’s competition were judged by raw and cooked.
Australian Pork’s Mitch Edwards said; “Many people are surprised to learn that 80 per cent of bacon sold in Australia is made using imported pork. If you want to support Aussie pig farmers, buy bacon made from 100 per cent Australian pork [and] look for the pink Australian Pork logo or make sure the bar chart on the country of origin label has a percentage of over 90 per cent of Australian ingredients.”