18/75 Corish Circle, Hillsdale NSW 2036
So much pork ... Oink! Oink!
Thanks to Pascaline from San José Smallgoods I now have a fridge shelf full of various pork samples to try plus Derek from Nicholson & Saville also provided some of their products they stock like Murray River Gourmet Salk Flakes, Novello Frantoio Olive Oil, Cintra Estate Caramelised Red Wine Vinegar, Newman's Seeded Mustard, Hot English Mustard and Horseradish. It was great visiting the food warehouse which imports San José Smallgoods from South Australia and seeing large 20 litre containers of olive oil, 3.5 kg tubs of olives and smelling the chorizo and pancetta hanging to dry in the cooler. They seem to be big supporters of mostly Australian products and sell to many leading Sydney fine dining restaurants like Claudes, Cafe Sydney and Rockpool amongst others. San José Smallgoods were one of the suppliers featured at the Bacon Week Launch.
I'm surely going to need some help in finishing all these tasty products so I don't turn into a pig literally. I'm thinking of a huge antipasto with olives, pickles, dips, cheese and sliced baguette to share with the fresh chorizo being barbecued. I really hope I find some pork lovers who would love to sink their teeth into the 500g casalinga or 1 kg slab of pancetta — how am I going to slice this baby up? I feel a taste test score system is in order as well to see which one comes up the favourite out of all the different types of pork products.
PROS: Quality Australian smallgoods and products used by many top Sydney restaurants
CONS: Mostly sell to restaurants so not really set up for retail purchases
MUST TRY: Finding a good recipe to use chorizo
San José Smallgoods chorizo
Nicholson & Saville storeroom and cooler
Chef's blend olive oil
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