Top bacon in Smithton

Awards. It’s Bacon Week (June 19-25) and the Johnston Gourmet Meats crew is celebrating with a top spot at the Australian Bacon Awards. The Smithton butcher, owned by Josh Perry, came in second place on the Tasmanian list of top short-cut and full-rasher producers. Sharman’s Butchery at Wivenhoe took out first place – a title Perry …

2 years ago

Hail to the King

Product. Ring-a-ding-ding, there is a new Bacon King! Stepping into the king’s shoes is no easy feat, but Josh Perry has done it just four months after taking over Smithton butcher shop, Johnston Gourmet Meats. Following on from the success of long-standing owner Peter Johnston, Perry and his team of seven have been recognised at …

3 years ago

Long live the Sausage King

Legacy. “It’s been my life. I’ve put my heart and soul into this shop.” For 60-year-old Peter Johnston, the decision to sell his multi-award winning butcher shop has brought on a mixture of heavy nostalgia and optimism, content that the timing is right for him and wife Denice to leave the business in safe hands. …

4 years ago
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No porkies, just Tassie’s best bacon

Award. He is our very own Sausage King, and now Smithton butcher Peter Johnston can add ‘Tassie’s best bacon’ to his shopfront window. The Johnston Gourmet Meats team won Tasmanian best short-cut bacon and placed second in the full-rasher category at the Australian Bacon Awards. The award winners were announced in time for Bacon Week’ …

4 years ago