Dorset can lay claim to being the home of many award-winning produce, but now it can add charcuterie to the list as Capreolus, based at Uphall Farmhouse in Rampisham, has been awarded the Golden Fork for Charcuterie Product of the Year at the Great Taste Awards.
Capreolus Fine Foods are a multi-award winning family owned English artisan charcuterie producer who prides themselves on the quality of their produce. The team only source locally bred and reared free-range meat from traditional and rare breeds wherever possible and seasonal wild meats all from the West Country. Once they have sourced the best quality meat, the curing process begins, this is a traditional technique combined with flair and instinct for the best possible flavour.
The award-winning range which regularly features in the Great Taste Awards shortlist includes cold-smoked wild venison and mutton, air-dried beef, pancetta, lardo, guanciale, air-dried ham and air-dried pork loin as well as several different types of salami, such as their limited edition flavours for the announcement of Brexit. They also have a range of duck and poultry products and three different dry cures for their bacon options.
For Capreolus, it is critically important to them to know where the animals they use come from and how they are raised, it is this dedication that makes their artisan products so special.
The Golden Fork Award is part of the annual Great Taste Awards which sees over 500 judges working together to judge over 1200 food and drink products from across the UK, so receiving a recommendation from them is a huge achievement! Congratulations team!
Find out more about Capreolus and their award-winning charcuterie here.