Allora butchers the competition
ALLORA Butchery has again snagged a string of prizes in the Best Burger and Sausage King Competitions for their region.
Their lamb burger has taken out the top prize for the Outback Region in the contest run by the Australian Meat Industry Council. Their chicken and veggie burger - which won last year - again performed well coming in third, while their beef sausage also took bronze in the Sausage King competition.
Butchery owner and operator Grant Lollback said it was a tight competition.
"Our region is the largest in Queensland and includes Toowoomba, Stanthorpe and Oakey," he explains.
"It's one of the hardest because it is so big and we have so many state and national winners."
Mr Lollback said competing each year gave the team a chance to throw ideas around and see what flavours worked well together.
"It's an opportunity for us to try something different," he said. "Especially with chicken, because it doesn't have as much flavour, there is so much you can do with it and so many different flavours to work with."
Patrons of the butchery can see the creativity in the array of snags they have to offer, including a sweet apple chutney chicken sausage; a lamb, sweet potato and feta; even a salted caramel chicken sausage.
Mr Lollback uses locally sourced meat in all his products, ensuring they are high quality while supporting local producers.
"All of what we use is local meat," he explains. "Especially in the beef, that's really important, but we also get our lamb from a local supplier."
The Butcher's Best Burger division has only been around for two years and the Allora Butchery are defending champions with two consecutive wins in the Outback Region.
They will compete for the state's best burger when they take their lamb burger to Brisbane for the Royal Queensland Show in August.
"We're excited to be going to Brisbane for the Ekka," Mr Lollback said. "It's good to catch up with other guys in the industry."