The flavours in this Chorizo are based on our ‘standard’ 3 Stars Chorizo using, instead, 50% local wild venison (from Sika Deer living on the Isle of Purbeck) and 50% free-range pork. The ground meats are cured and flavoured with smoked Spanish paprika, sweet ancho chilli, Spanish purple garlic and cayenne pepper for heat. This chorizo is described as a 'medium heat' and the venison gives it a gamey flavour. The sausages are filled into natural hog casings before being fermented and fully air dried.
NB - this is a hot off the press batch so our fancy branded packaging is still in production for this product.
Ingredients: Pork, pork fat, salt, garlic, black pepper, truffle, rapeseed oil. 170g meat used for 100g product.
Preservatives: Sodium nitrite, Ascorbic acid
What the Great Taste Awards 2021 judges said:
”This is outstanding - quite fabulous. Everything about it is rounded, balanced and knit together. Very clever blending of all of the elements. The casing isn't chewy or tough. You've balanced the pork perfectly with the venison so the fat holds together with enough moisture - it doesn't over power the venison. Seasoning and spice are perfection and the smokiness from the Pimenton is a hint and no more. A gentle tingling heat on the finish lingers with the savoury acidity to deliver the desire to reach for more.
You have nothing more to add to this - we cannot criticise it in any way. It is utter perfection!”