A great sausage needs a quality casing and here at CHOP Butchery, unlike some of our competitors, this is all we use across our whole sausage range. Natural casings permit deep smoke penetration and protect the flavours of the fillings without contributing conflict flavours.
Our supplier is an Australian owned company that controls the whole process from the abattoir right through up until we receive our product in store.
Given this controlled approach we can determine the full history of the casing through its batch number and trace it back to its origin and production dates. This is our point of difference come into CHOP and try for yourselves! There is a sausage flavour for everyone!
Your meat will be delivered Cryovaced, which is a superior form of packaging that allows fresh goods to be kept fresher for longer.There are some effects of using Cryovac packaging, but we believe these few are outweighed by the advantages. Specifically, the meat will change to a darker red colour while in the packaging due to the lack of exposure to oxygen.
The meat will also sweat while in the packaging and this can result in an unpleasant smell when you first open the packaging ( this is not an indication of the freshness of the meat).
To overcome both of these effects all you need to do is when you’re ready to at your meat, simply remove it from the packaging and leave it out for 10-15 minutes. When out of the packaging and exposed to oxygen again the meat will slowly return to the usual red colour.
Once you have removed the meat, simply rinse out the bag and throw it in the bin and the smell will disappear too.