Charcuterie Excellence Awards

2024 Charcuterie Excellence Awards

Australia’s premier smallgoods awards!

Elevate your craft at the Australian Charcuterie Excellence Awards (ACEA). Hosted by the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) in partnership with Australian Pork Limited, Australia’s premier smallgoods and charcuterie competition is back for 2024.  ACEA is designed to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Australia’s smallgoods manufacturers.

With 35 categories over 10 classes, ACEA is the premier opportunity for industry to showcase your company’s craftsmanship, benchmark your products, and gain recognition both nationally and internationally through our association with IFFA.

Why Enter the ACEA?

  • Prestige and Recognition: Gain national exposure and elevate your brand’s status within the smallgoods industry.
  • Benchmarking: Test your products against Australia’s finest smallgoods manufacturers and receive constructive feedback from esteemed judges.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, professionals, and fellow competitors to exchange ideas and foster collaborations at the awards dinner and Smallgoods Summit.
  • Marketing Value: Promote your success and stand out in a crowded market with a recognised industry accolade.

A Diverse Range of Competitions

The ACEA offers a wide array of categories to suit every smallgoods artisan. From traditional bacon and ham, salami and biltong and jerky to unique specialty smallgoods and charcuterie.

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

Take the Next Step

Don’t miss your chance to compete in the ACEA and join an elite group of award-winners. Entering is easy—simply visit this website to enter, review the categories, and submit your entries.

Join the Best in the Business

The Australian Charcuterie Excellence Awards are more than just a competition—they’re a platform for growth, innovation, and recognition. Be part of something special and showcase your products to industry leaders, fellow professionals, and discerning consumers. Enter now and let your wonderful charcuterie products shine.

Key Dates:

1 May Entries OPEN
19 June Entries CLOSE
TBA Pick up/Drop off product for judging
2 July – 15 July Judging
29 August ACEA Awards Night
30 August 2024 Smallgoods Summit


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