Thirty-two salamis were judged on appearance, aroma, texture and taste at the 13th annual salami night in Tatura.
‘‘The excellent quality of traditional home-made salami continued ... with four judges using their expertise to determine the best,’’ Tatura Italian Social Club president Nello Giansiracusa said.
John Cortese, Angelo Courtsey, Kyron Grasso and John Lovel were tasked with the judging job, each having a different view on how salami should look and taste.
‘‘They did an excellent job and the close scoring of all the entries shows the expertise of all those who entered,’’ Mr Giansiracusa said.
The major prize was taken out by local man Mick Cardillo with a score of 112, closely followed by Anthony La Porta on 108.
In third place, Alf Cardillo and Vince Gallo tied with a score of 107.
‘‘This year saw 250 people attend the night with many others on a waiting list,’’ Mr Giansiracusa said.
‘‘They enjoyed a fantastic four-course meal cooked by the ladies from the Tatura Italian Social Club.’’
Mr Giansiracusa and his committee thanked everyone who attended the night and looked forward to seeing them all again next year.