Donegal butcher brings home the bacon (and pork roulade!) in Australia

first_imgA Donegal butcher finished runner-up at an international competition in Australia at the weekend.Keith Walsh was awarded a gold medal and finished second overall at the Lifeline Young Butchers International Cutting and Cooking Competition in Perth, Australia on Sunday.Walsh (30), works in the family business, Eddie Walsh & Sons craft butchers in Donegal town. He was also a member of the Irish team that triumphed in the World Butchers’ Challenge when it was staged in Belfast last month.There were 12 nations in contention at the Belfast event, and following his strong showing in the young butcher division there,Walsh received a last-minute invitation to compete in Perth.At the competition in Australia, he had three hours to prepare a display of pork, beef and lamb, as well as cook a beef dish and present it for judging. Walsh’s display included pork roulade, lamb and pea meatballs, pork and apple burgers, slow roast stuffed belly of lamb, pork and mushroom en croute, picanha steak, sirloin steak burgers and a variety of lamb, pork and steak stir-fries.The butchery display that won Keith Walsh, from Donegal, a gold medal in Perth, Australia, on Sunday.The butchery display that won Keith Walsh, from Donegal, a gold medal in Perth, Australia, on Sunday.“It was an amazing experience going up against the best in the world and to leave with a gold medal and overall runner-up is amazing,” Walsh said.“It has been a whirlwind week and a half since I got the call to go to Perth, but it is an experience that I will remember forever. To get the opportunity to represent my country twice in the space of a month is a fantastic honour.” While acknowledging the “good standard” of Australian lamb, Walshe said “Irish beef is far superior in quality to anything I saw in Australia”.Teams from New Zealand and Australia filled second and third places. The competition also attracted entries from Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, South Africa and the US.Donegal butcher brings home the bacon (and pork roulade!) in Australia was last modified: April 25th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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