Only 5 minutes down the road from the Highfields Tavern is Michari Meats. Such a convenient butcher shop so close to everywhere. It was here on a country drive that this meat-loving family of mine, first encountered the difference between supermarket and bulk buy meat offerings and meat sourced from local quality and low-mile sites.

And what was the difference?

Initially drawn to the message board outside the butcher shop, we tried a couple of varieties of lamb and pork sausages laden with herbs and distinctive flavours, and that was the end of wondering whether there was going to be a return visit. The flavour of the bacon is smokey and conjures up the traditional family butcher shop of my childhood, and once we learned all the smallgoods were prepared on-site, we were sold! Of course having a taster from a charcuterie board presented by Micahri Meats at a Wedding Industry promotional function at Lily’s Restaurant at the Highfields Hotel cemented the deal. Being guided by owner and long-time butcher Michael as to the purity of the products, this coeliac sufferer was able to approach the return visits with relish – and not just the array of condiments available to complement the meats.

Michael and Shari make such a great partnership, where Michael has gone from working for the previous owner to being their own entity since 2018, totally refurbishing the shop to its gleaming white interior and presenting the diverse range of meats which draws repeat customers every day. The message is clearly ‘affordable quality” and I can vouch for that personally.

Michari’s points of difference are many:-

. All ham (yes folks, it’s that time of the year when thoughts turn towards the Christmas ham), bacon, and smallgoods are cured and woodsmoked on the premises

. Gluten-free ham, bacon, silverside, and sausages

. Full bodies, sides, and quarters are available

. Private kills and cut upsmare available

. Phone orders are welcome – 07 4643 8441


and best of all…..Delivery to your home or business – good old-fashioned service with a friendly chat as well.

As well as the enticing display cabinet and smallgoods area, there are great flavourings and the must-have apron accessory for the barbecue chef. That Tomahawk steak is becoming too tempting.

Michael and Shari believe in living and procuring local, and the abbatoirs that supply their meat are from the Downs. This ensures freshness and an environmentally low-carbon footprint. Michari Meats supplies Toowomba businesses with top-quality meat for their products and customer feedback is always so positive.


The secret is out – Michari Meats in Main Street at Meringandan outshines the rest – take the drive, taste the difference and make the call!

You’re Welcome!