Charcuterie Excellence Awards

2023 Charcuterie Excellence Awards

Australia’s premier smallgoods awards!

AMIC, together with our awards partners Australian Pork Limited, Cold Xpress and William Angliss Institute, are proud to launch the 2023 Australian Charcuterie Excellence Awards. These awards are the premier awards for the Australian smallgoods industry, recognising products of quality and excellence, while promoting industry recognition and standards through a media, industry and consumer-facing promotional campaign.

The awards are open to all manufacturers of Australian smallgoods products across ten classes:

  • Bacon (Categories for Australian Pork and Imported Pork)
  • Ham (Categories for Australian Pork and Imported Pork)
  • Traditional Salami
  • Poultry
  • Air dried / Cured Smallgoods
  • Jerky and Biltong
  • Cooked/Pre Cooked & Baked Smallgoods
  • Liverwurst, Pate & Terrines
  • Continental Smallgoods Products
  • Other Smallgoods Products

Our impressive line-up of judges included fleischmeisters, award-winning and celebrity chefs, artisan smallgoods makers, and industry legends.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in line with set judging criteria, which is points-based, there may be multiple winners per medal level. The highest point scorer in each category will be awarded Australian Category Champion. 

Australian Charcuterie Excellence Awards entries over the next three-year period that have been awarded a gold medal and use Australian pork, beef, lamb etc will be eligible to enter and compete in the IFFA world regional competition. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Australian grown and manufactured Charcuterie products to the world.

Entries for the 2023 awards are now open with judging to take place 10-20 July with the awards presentation dinner and announcement on August 25 2023.

Key Dates:

21 April Entries OPEN
02 June Entries CLOSE
05 June – 06 July Pick up/Drop off product for judging
10 July – 21 July Judging
25 August ACEA Awards Night


Meet and hear from our judges

Our impressive line-up of judges include fleischmeisters, award-winning and celebrity chefs, artisan smallgoods makers, and industry legends.

Meet the judges and hear their insights on what it takes to make an award winning charcuterie product.

Thank you to our partners

2022 Charcuterie Excellence Awards

Charcuterie back on the menu as artisan smallgoods producers go large – by Richard Cornish, Good Food.