What we like
about the Churchgate Sausage Company
is the consistent high quality of
it’s produce. Where’s the evidence
you cry! Well our local Budgens
supermarket have sold over 50,000
Churchgate sausages in the last 9
months! So draw your own
We’d taken a trip as a family to
South Africa earlier this year and
savoured the delights of the
beautiful food and wine whilst we
were there, so a week or so after
returning to the UK, I was wanting
to relive that food experience.
Churchgate had some boerewors on
their list so, sorry Jason, we just
had to see if they met our
Boerewors is a complex sausage we
are informed. The mix contains 90%+
beef (80:20) that’s meat to beef
fat, quite an alarming amount of
ground coriander, plus cloves,
nutmeg, black pepper, vinegar and
salt…the quantities of each
ingredient used can be varied but no
doubt through trial and inevitable
error, that is the only way to get
Churchgate boerewors (I hasten to
add) in our opinion, has it spot on!
A substantially solid beefy sausage
with a really decent bite and a firm
texture. The flavour for some of the
troops here may present the need for
an acquired taste, but for me…just
give me another one! Hot from the
pan or eaten cold later, it makes no
We did try them grilled, but pan
fried really slowly is best, and
perhaps leaving them just under done
so that they finish off with their
internal residual heat whilst
dishing up, does make sure that they
retain succulence and don’t dry out.
As they’re all beef (OK, the skins
are hog), you can even eat them
medium rare if you really want!
You may have gathered from our
review that we really rate the
flavour authenticity and
presentation of Churchgate’s
boerewors, and in talking to Jason
at Churchgate, we understand his
South African born customers do too!
Right, more boerewors and a glass of
Kanonkop Pinotage I think!
125x30mm before cooking, 115x30mm
86g before cooking, 73g after.
That's a shrinkage of 8% & weight
loss of approx 15%.
We will check prices again:
6 sausages approx. £5.15