If your sausage smiles, you know it’s a good one. That’s because only sausages made with natural sausage casing smile. We’re passionate about creating 100% natural New Zealand sheep casings to help our customers make the best sausages they can. Our casings come from one of the purest places on the planet – from New Zealand farms where the animals are grass fed, free range and we can trace our product from farm gate to plate. We make our casings following traditional techniques to produce consistently high-quality products that are second to none.
The result is sausages of unrivalled quality. They have mouth appeal, bite and snap, they won’t split when cooking and have instant access to flavour and texture. Our sheep casings allow the contents of sausages to shine. But most importantly, they create sausages with a curve. That’s the sign of a great sausage, and that’s what makes us happy.
Whether you’re new to the craft or an experienced hand, it’s always good to keep up with a few tips and tricks when it comes to sausage making so we’ve given Luke (the owner of The New Zealand Casings Co) a bit of a spruce up and set him loose in front of the camera to do what he loves to do best – making great tasting sausages using our 100% natural sausage casings. Make sure you listen right to the end to hear his number 1 tip.
At The New Zealand Casing Company we’ve made it easy to practice your sausage craft at home. Try your hand at creating a good old favourite like pork sausages, try something different from our recipes, or impress your friends and family with your own tasty creations. Our delicious and Natural Sheep Sausage Casings are 100% New Zealand Origin, Grass Fed and Certified Halal.
Our 20m/65ft ‘The Crafstman’ pack is perfect for first time sausage makers and makes 6kg/13lb of sausages (about 100 sausages), our 40m/131ft ‘Home Pack Hero’ makes 12kg/27lb of sausages (about 200 sausages) and our 90m/98yd ‘Butchers Best Friend’ makes 28kg/60lb of sausages (about 460 sausages).
Without a good sausage casing, you can’t have a good sausage.
At The New Zealand Casings Co our goal is to make the best sausage casings in the world, so that you can make the best sausages in the world.
Your sausage casing is what keeps all your carefully chosen ingredients, flavours and juices in and it also dictates the texture and eating experience of your final sausage. Sheep casings are less prone to chewyness than hog casings and have an amazing ‘semipermeable’ wall which breathes, meaning your beautiful BBQ/cooking/smoking flavours can permeate the casing and infuse your sausage meat. The end result is a sausage with better flavour and juiciness, great sizzle and the much prized sausage “pop” that you can only get from a sausage made with a natural casing.