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Finest, locally-sourced English charcuterie and smoked foods

23 Mar

BBC Food & Farming Awards 2014

Posted by David Richards

Capreolus Fine Foods has been named as one of the 3 finalists in the 'Best Food Producer' category of this year's BBC Food & Farming Awards.  There were over 6,000 nominations for this year's awards and we are very excited to make it to the last 3!  The other finalists are:

Gigha Halibut  from the island of Gigha in the Hebrides who farm the increasingly rare Atlantic Halibut and then smoke the fish over oak chips made from whisky barrels from the Kilchoman Distillery on Islay

Abernethy Butter from County Down in Northern Ireland who make hand-made butter from local cream.  Their butter has gained almost mythical status amongst many of the top chefs in the UK

The judges (Sheila Dillon and Valentine Warner) visited us recently and we think that they had a good time; though for obvious reasons they were giving nothing away!  All we know is that we were the first of the finalists that they visited.  The results will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 1st May in Bristol.

22 Oct

Capreolus wins GOLD at the Taste of the West Awards 2013

Posted by David Richards

TASTE OF THE WEST 2013 

We are delighted to announce that we entered 10 products to be judged in this year's Taste of the West Awards and the judges decided to award us with 10 GOLD awards. The products are;

  • Guanciale
  • Snack Chorizo
  • Snack Saucisson Sec
  • Goat Salami
  • Rosette Salami
  • Smoked Leg of Goat
  • Smoked Mutton
  • Dorset Air Dried Beef
  • Venison Rillettes
  • Black Strap Streaky Bacon

GUANCIALE - TASTE OF THE WEST CHAMPION PRODUCT 2013

This year we entered guanciale into the Taste of the West Awards in the Cured Meat Class.  We were delighted when it won a Gold (along with another 9 products entered at the same time!).  We were asked to submit it for a further round of judging the results of which were announced on Tuesday 15th October.  Our guanciale won 'Best Cured Meat' and we were amazed when it was named as the CHAMPION PRODUCT out of 1040 that were entered.  The judge for the Champion Product was Mitch Tonks, Devon's award-winning chef, food writer and restaurateur,  and he said "It's not often you come across products as good as those from Capreolus Fine Foods.  Curing meat is an art and success depends on the finest raw ingredients, technique, and the guidance of a producer with impeccable good taste all the way through production.  I think that Capreolus are the finest charcuterie producers in the UK right now and produce a truly wonderful artisan product.  Their guanciale is by far the best thing I've tasted this year."

 

See us on the BBC in November in Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds and on Sky later in the year in Hook It and Cook It with Valentine Warner and Nathan Outlaw.