Gold and silver crowns for ‘sausage king’

Butcher Luigi Mammone with some of his award-winning sausages.
Butcher Luigi Mammone with some of his award-winning sausages.

Owner of Luigi’s Quality Meats in Ballajura, the butcher won two titles in the 2014 WA Sausage King Competition, and was placed second in two other categories.

The Black Angus and cheese sausage, and pork and apple cider sausages, won first and second in the gourmet category.

In the poultry category, Mr Mammone’s chicken, roast tomato, cracked pepper and three cheese sausage, and chicken, cheese, chive and corn sausages came first and second.

The wins come after only 16 months of opening and on the back of a first place in the 2013 regional competition. Mr Mammone’s sausages will vie for the State titles this week.

He said the results were a reward for his passion.

‘It has been a tough 16 months establishing this business in what is the hardest time for retail, especially in the butchering industry,’ he said.