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D’Orsogna was a big winner at the 2018 Perth Royal Show Branded Meat Awards. Here, D’Orsogna sales manager Jamie Neri and marketing manager Paul Butcher accepted the three awards from Royal Agricultural Society of WA’s councillor in charge Dr Jo Pluske.
Big smallgoods wins by D’Orsogna
WESTERN Austral- ian iconic smallgoods manufacturerD’Orsogna was a big winner at the 2018 Perth Royal Show Branded Meat Awards, winning champion ham, champion smallgood and gold medals for ham and salami.
Champion ham was D’Orsogna’s Premium Australian Ham off the Bone, which earlier won gold in the ham category.
Champion smallgood was D’Orsogna’s Artisan Finocchiona Salami, an Italian salami variety typ- ical of southern Tuscany and characterised by the use of fennel.
It earlier won gold in the salami category.
Champion smallgood is awarded to the highest- scoring product across all categories, that is, ba- con, ham, air-dried cured meats, salami and chorizo.
Royal Agricultural Society of WA council- lor in charge Jo Pluske, who jointly presented the awards with RASWA vice president David Thomas,
said the salami category had the highest average score of all categories, with a broad variety in natural casings.
“There were some excit- ing flavours and presenta- tions,” Dr Pluske said.
“High scores were based on excellent natural cas- ing, presentation, colour of fat and meat particle size on the cut surface and f lavour.”
The ham category com- prised a mix of boneless and bone-in hams, with various profiles in shape, meat cuts and flavours.
Dr Pluske said entries were of high quality, with the best hams showing high standards in colour, texture, aroma, smoke flavour, salt and fat distribution.
D’Orsogna marketing manager Paul Butcher, who attended the awards pres- entations recently at the Claremont Showgrounds Wilkinson Gallery, along with D’Orsogna sales manager Jamie Neri, said D’Orsogna’s success at the Show reflected a 70-year commitment to quality.
“Consistent quality
equates to brand loyalty, an invaluable attribute in the hotly contested deli counter and Christ- mas ham categories,” Mr Butcher said.
Headquartered in Pal- myra, WA, market leader D’Orsogna produces a range of cured and cooked whole and sliced hams, gourmet continental goods, bacon and cooked and fresh sausages.
Earlier this year it be- gan construction of a $66 million state-of-the-art 10,858sq m food-manu- facturing facility at Mer- rifield Business Park, 30km north of Melbourne, which will employ 240 people and establish D’Orsogna as a nation- al market leader in the smallgoods and meat pro- tein food sector.
In 2018 D’Orsogna employs more than 550 people and is one of the most recognisable brands at Woolworths, Coles, Metcash and food service businesses in WA and in- terstate.
D’Orsogna Artisan Finnochiona Salami won gold in the salami cat- egory and then cham- pion smallgood at the 2018 Perth Royal Show Branded Meat Awards.
D’Orsogna Premium Australian Ham off the Bone won gold in the ham category and then champion ham at the 2018 Perth Royal Show Branded Meat Awards.
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