We like to do things the old fashioned way. That means we take our time. Using only West Australian meat (and only free range for our bacon and ham) we slowly smoke all our products over real wood chips. It’s the only way to create an authentic flavour.
We also dry cure our bacon. It might take longer, but this gives the best flavour and texture to your rashers.
What Does Chemical Nitrate Free Mean?
For our bacon and hams we use natural vegetable extracts to preserve the meat. This means we don’t have to add chemical nitrate – usually called Preservative 250 or sodium nitrate 250.
Nitrates occur naturally in many vegetables, such as celery and broccoli and this is where we consume most of them. Replacing the chemical nitrate with vegetable extracts means we use the smallest amount of nitrate, and in a natural form. There are currently no processed meats available in Australia which are completely nitrate free.