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The best places for you to pick up your Christmas ham

Alex Mitcheson | December 8, 2021

When it comes to ensuring your Christmas Day is as bright and cheery as any other, there’s a staple list of requirements you need to adhere to. Ice – check. Prawns – check. Enough seats – check. And perhaps the most important of all? Ham – Check!

The cornerstone of any enjoyable and festive lunch with friends and family has to be the Christmas Ham. Pride of place on your table and liberally dished up to a league of empty plates; no Christmas is quite the same without its inclusion.

As everyone’s favourite day of the year only comes but once, we suggest your energies should go into finding the very best ham that can be found. No settling for second rate produce. As pork production has seen a steady decline across the country in recent years, it’s proving a challenge to find top-quality pork fit for your fork.

Yet, despair not — it’s still possible. Our roundup of the best places for your Christmas hams will have you more than covered.

Hope Island Gourmet Meats

Fondly adored by locals of the northern Gold Coast for over two decades, Hope Island Gourmet Meats is a great option for getting your hands on some prized pork — or anything else for that matter — this Christmas season. The range of game and small goods are fabulous Boxing Day and New Year’s Day options also.

Smoked on the premises by hand, their range of hams will suit any sized table, and with home delivery to neighbouring suburbs available, you needn’t look much further!

Gold Coast Fresh Meat Centre

A celebrated and award-winning Burleigh Heads butcher, their range of in-house products set them apart from the competition, namely their Taylors Fine Food premium legs of ham. Available whole, half, bone-in, and boneless the team here are always sure to give Gold Coast locals the very best quality. You’ll also notice great prices, as their experience, personal relationships and buying power always maintain an ever-competitive price-point for their loyal customer base.

Bermuda Butchery is supplying Bangalow Sweet Pork Hams, hormone free turkeys, duck and a range of ribs

Bermuda Butchery

Proudly serving the central Gold Coast for all their butchery needs, Bermuda Butchery has long been a one-stop shop for those seeking meat whilst getting their weekly groceries. Above all else is the commitment to the very best available produce — no substitutions. Across the array of pork products, the store is happy to provide customers with great tasting Bangalow Pork: hormone-free, antibiotic-free, multi-award-winning meats from the lush Byron Bay hinterland region. Hams are smoked on-site in Mermaid Waters by a team of craft butchers and will guarantee empty plates all around this Christmas Day lunch.

Gold Coast Organic Meats

Suppliers of incredible produce, Gold Coast Organic Meats, are able to provide its customers with a diverse product offering that cannot be replicated elsewhere. Hard work and research means you will only find unsurpassed and certified organic produce from a select group of farmers.

They are quick to point out there is a difference between being labelled organic and certified organic. When you choose a product that carries a certification logo like the Australian Certified Organic (ACO) logo, you have protection by consumer laws and, furthermore, are promised great tasting ham for the big day!

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