Capreolus Fine Foods is a multi-award winning, family owned English artisan charcuterie producer in Rampisham, West Dorset. Quality and provenance are of the utmost importance to us and we source locally bred and reared free range meat from traditional and rare breeds wherever possible and seasonal wild meats from the West Country.
Curing of the meat follows age-old traditional techniques combined with a flair and instinct for flavour. Air-drying of the cured meat is carried out in temperature and humidity controlled rooms to overcome the vagaries of the British weather. Smoke is used to enhance the flavour of some of the meats using beech wood chips which give a delicate flavour that never dominates the fine qualities of the meats.
Our product range of Dorset charcuterie includes (most of which you can buy online):
Pork - Guanciale, Coppa, Air-Dried Pork Loin (Lomo or Lonzino), Pancetta, Air-Dried Ham, Salami, Lardo, Bacon, Gammon.
Salamis - we make a variety of salamis including a simple Saucisson Sec, The Rosette, The Rampisham Tingler, The Dorset Warmer, Venison & Pork salami, Nduja, Dorset Soft Salami, Pepperoni (pork and wild venison), Chorizo and a cooking Merguez Salami (made from lamb without any pork)
Beef - Air-Dried Beef, Salt Beef, Pastrami
Mutton - Smoked Leg of Mutton, Merguez Salami (partially dried salami for cooking)
Venison - Smoked Haunch of Venison, Venison Rillettes (not currently in production), Pepperoni, Venison & Pork Salami
Goat - Air-Dried and Smoked Leg of Goat, Goat Salami (not currently in production)
Wild Boar - Salami, Coppa, Air-Dried Loin (Lomo or Lonzino) - Not currently in production
Goose - Salami - Made as a special from time to time
Duck - Smoked Breast of Duck, Duck Confit, Gesier, Air Dried Duck Breast, Duck Salami (made as a special from time to time)
Partridge - Smoked Whole Partridge wrapped in Pancetta (seasonal)
Pheasant - Smoked Pheasant breasts (seasonal)
Capreolus Fine Foods derives its name from the Roe deer, whose Latin name is Capreolus capreolus.
Visits by appointment only please.