I mentioned in a comment to a post that the Chaffers Street Market in Wellington has some great food stalls – I’m not talking about the City Market in the Herd Street Building, although that too showcases some great produce.
Amongst the market garden fruit and veges there are egg producers, great herbs, olives, breads, wood fired pizza, and sausages. The sausages come from the Heritage Meat Company in Marton and while they sell vacuum packed packs of snarlers they also cook their wares and sell them in nice Pandoro rolls with ketchup and mustard. Cost $5.
Try and then buy. It’s a good idea.
From their website:
“We only use quality ingredients. No fillers, no binders, no preservatives. We always use free-range pork. Our sausages are preserved using traditional methods. At Heritage we believe that a sausage should be made from only the finest ingredients. Our preference is to use natural preservatives such as vinegar, cider, wine, oils, salt and lemon juice. We don’t use synthetic skins, we prefer traditional natural skins.”
And it shows.
Our household buys a dozen or so each week. We have had the French sausage and the Romanian. This last Sunday I bought a classic Beef Banger. The Beef Banger is quite rich in taste with a solid texture. Their claim of no fillers is bang on the money – these sausages will fill you up, and only with good quality ground meat. They do tend to produce a lot of fat but this will come off in the cooking/frying. I can highly recommend them.
Being an artisan product the batches can vary, so be prepared to get a slightly different taste each time from the same sausage.
Check their website for flavours. It looks like it’s in development so I can’t tell you where you can buy their product, other than at the market of course. You could get that information directly from them by contacting them on: firstname.lastname@example.org