The Produce Company are proud to announce a Gold Medal at the 2017 Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition. Winning the Gold Medal for its handcrafted Hillside Farms Fresh Chorizo Sausage in the Continental Fresh Category from over 500 entries nationwide is a welcome achievement for this boutique NZ owned and operated company.

As the region's premier produce supplier, The Produce Company is passionate about supplying the new season’s freshest and highest quality produce available - and intent on sourcing only the best New Zealand produce for Chefs and Consumers locally and internationally.

“Our Fresh Chorizo sausage has been handcrafted with only the freshest spices and best New Zealand pork making it juicy, smokey, flavoursome and uniquely spicy  – its always been a hit with staff and our customers alike, so we’re not surprised it took out a top award,” said Rob McPhee, Produce Company’s Owner and Director.

With the addition of an in-house boutique butchery, The Produce Company also source and supply only the highest quality range of premium beef, lamb, pork and poultry including speciality game meats and birds to the retail and hospitality sectors under its Hillside Farms brand. Working closely with premium farms and growers including Pure South, Freedom Farms, Natural Farms and Brinks, The Produce Company are able to offer a range of custom freshly prepared and packaged quality cuts, including bespoke handcrafted sausages and patties.

Produce Company’s Head Butcher, Barry Pilkington was delighted to receive the award on the night.

‘It’s a passion of our team to handcraft sausages that bring out the very best of The Produce Company’s NZ produce, and with only natural ingredients – this sausage truly showcases the quality of NZ produce available.

Perfect for spring barbeques and festive celebrations, this smokey, juicy number will delight and tantalise all taste buds.