Gulgong Butchery have returned from the regional NSW Sausage King competition with trophies in hand - one of which is pretty much completely theirs.
They took out the 'Best Butchers Gourmet/Open Class Burger' for the third time, which is every year that the category has been run. They also topped the 'Traditional Australian Beef' sausage category for the second year running.
And placed in the; Traditional Australian Pork (2nd); Continental (2nd); Poultry (3rd); and Best Butchers Beef Burger (3rd).
The 2019 winning burger was a Chicken BLT Burger, varying it up from the Aussie Pork Burger (2018) and Chicken Sweet Chilli and Chive (2017).
"You don't want to bring the same thing in every year, so we try something different," Roy Roach said.
"We keep it in mind all year round and coming into August, and if you come across something you jot it down, then it's trial and error. Customer feedback is really important, they'll tell us if we're onto a winner."
Their other winner, the Traditional Australian Beef sausage, is a different story. The category doesn't offer the same creative freedom, rather it's judged on the quality and leanness of the meat and ingredients.
The Butchery's prowess in the competition certainly hasn't gone unnoticed. In fact, you'll even find it in recorded in the pages of Hansard last year.
"Andrew Gee was kind enough to mention us in Parliament, which was a bit unexpected," Roy said.
The Federal member told the chamber, "as you know, Calare is the food basket of the nation and home to some of Australia's most iconic tasty treats".
"At the recent opening of the Bungaba hall, not too far from Gulgong, I had the pleasure of tasting one of the famed blue sausages, and I can tell you that they were first class," he said.
Gulgong Butchery are off to the NSW finals at Granville, next week, where they'll compete against the winners from the 13 other regions.
"It's great to get the recognition as business that we've got a good product, but to compete against different towns and win gives you confidence. It's good for Gulgong as well, to get wins against bigger towns," Roy said.