Naomi Anderson and Steven Ward, from Ryan’s Butchery in Wondai … their wurst won four of the seven categories in this year’s competition
Fritz Jnr, 5, with Fritz and Sheryl Kutzer, from Kingaroy Butchery

October 28, 2014

For the second year in a row, Fritz Kutzer has proven he’s the “best of the wurst”.

Fritz, from Kingaroy Butchery, took home the Grand Champion trophy for his venison-flavoured wurst at the annual Wide Bay Wurst Off on Saturday night.

The Wurst Off, which was held in Murgon this year, is a fundraiser for the Karate Union of Australia.

This is the fourth year that it has been organised.

Four South Burnett butcher shops took part: Top Of The Town Butchery (Murgon), Shoppingworld Butchery (Kingaroy), Kingaroy Butchery, and Ryan’s Butchery (Wondai).

Three judges did a blind tasting of the 17 wursts submitted by the entrants.

Chief judge Jason Ford said the wursts were judged on appearance, aroma, texture and flavour.

There was also a People’s Choice category where people could vote for their favourites.

Category winners:

  • Plain: Kingaroy Butchery
  • Honey: Ryans Butchery
  • Other: Kingaroy Butchery (for venison flavoured)
  • Pepper: Ryans Butchery
  • Garlic: Ryans Butchery
  • Chilli: Ryans Butchery

Grand Champion:

  • Kingaroy Butchery (for venison flavoured)

People’s Choice

  • 1st – Shoppingworld Butchery (for honey flavoured)
  • 2nd (tied) – Kingaroy Butchery (for venison flavoured) and Top of the Town Butchery (for chicken and cheese flavoured)
The three official judges … from left, chefs Jason Ford, from Kingaroy, and Sandee Burnell, from the Sunshine Coast, with Leigh Dudgeon, from Struddy’s Sports in Murgon  

Jessamy Zerner, from Moondooner, and Tegan Hall, from Murgon are members of the dojo

Yolande Bligh and Dylan Long, from the Top Of The Town butchery in Murgon

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables


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