Confronted with the realisation that an increasing sector of the population are gluten intolerant, Alf and Rose Di Censo offer gluten-free sausages in their family owned and operated award winning butchery in Melbourne. Located in the charming shopping precinct of Tunstall Square for twenty-seven years running, Di Censo has consistently offered the highest standard in meat products to satisfy the demands of delicate palates. First and foremost is their emphasis on customer care and service. Their motto; 'you are not an interruption to our work, you are the purpose of it,' speaks volumes about the value that is placed on all who walk into the store. For those interested in sampling their gourmet sausages, Saturday mornings will be the best time to come.
Alf and Rose have continued a long tradition of manufacturing and retailing gourmet sausages, fresh and cold meats, dry goods and breads. They can be proud of their Italian heritage and use traditional methods in manufacturing that has been handed down to them over eight generations. Now that's expertise.
Their list of awards are too numerous to mention. Here are a few: National sausage king winner, small goods awards for pastrami, ham and Strasburg. You can find out more about their awards through the Australian Meat Industry Council by clicking here.
Saturday mornings between 9am and 1pm lies your chance to savour the samples of sausages on offer all of which are gluten, fructose and MSG free. Their sausages contain no artificial flavours. Much like wine tasting, sausage tasting will give you a variety of products to choose from with the ultimate aim of making you a happy customer. You end up choosing what you really want to buy and not have to second guess anymore.
If you're a little bit more creative and don't mind rolling up your sleeves, read Nick Bendel's article about 'how to make your own sausages' here.
At Di Censo's, all the pork is free-range and if you are interested in choosing organic, you can choose from their beef, lamb and chicken varieties.