The annual Devro New Zealand Sausage competition went off with a bang as entries opened for the 21st time. Butchers nationwide are putting their best sausages forward in the hopes of taking out the 2014 Supreme Award.
More than 450 sausages across 11 categories will be tasted and judged, before the highest mark in each category will be entered for the final tasting to find the Supreme Award holder. The judging team comprised of butchers, chefs, ingredient makers and food writers is looking for a sausage that pulls out all the stops, both technically and in palate appeal.
Head judge Kerry Tyack says: “There is a greater number of high quality sausages entered every year. It’s wonderful for sausage-loving Kiwi consumers who relish the better access to more variety, better quality and greater choice.”
This year, the judges will also hand over to the public to help determine who will receive the 2014 People’s Choice Award.
2014 Competition Dates
Friday 15 August – Entries close
Friday 26 September – North Island Regional
Friday 3 October – South Island Regional
Tuesday 14 October – Grand Final in Auckland