A popular Caroline Springs butcher shop has been crowned a sausage king.

Rainbow Meats, located at Caroline Springs Square, took out the top gongs in three different categories in the 2018 Sausage King awards for Melbourne central.

Rainbow Meats group managing director Frank Russo said it was a real feather in the shop’s cap.

“To take three first places in the Melbourne central local district is a fantastic feeling,” Mr Russo said.

“It’s a very competitive field, sausages these days are a big seller.

“We’re always changing flavours and the quality of our product to come up with something different.”

Rainbow Meats won first places for its traditional Aussie beef sausage, English pork sausage and spicy Texan beef burger sausage. The team will now move on to the Victorian state finals, which will be held later this year.

“Having won three categories, means we get three shots at taking out a state title and moving through to nationals,” Mr Russo said.