Lane Farm Country Foods, Suffolk Salami Co
The Suffolk Salami Company smoke, cook, cure and air dry their products on site, using only their own outdoor bred pork finished in open straw barns. Find out more about them.
PRODUCER: Lane Farm Country Foods, Suffolk Salami Co, Suffolk
PRODUCT: Suffolk Salami Chorizo
REGION: Eastern England
CATEGORY: From the Field (Artisan)
WHAT THEY DO
The Suffolk Salami Company was established 10 years ago when bacon and sausage producers Lane Farm Country Foods diversified into charcuterie. Bought in 1987, the family farm was partly destroyed soon after by a hurricane, and was repaired by Ian and Sue who today manage it alongside their daughters Sarah and Rebecca. Having originally moved into food production to build on their love of good food and add value to their pig breeding business, Ian and Sue’s charcuterie takes this ambition to the next level.
The Suffolk Salami Company smoke, cook, cure and air dry their products on site, using only their own outdoor bred pork finished in open straw barns. “Small enough to care, yet large enough to compete” is how this family business describe themselves; they’ve invested in state-of-the-art production facilities, but consider looking after their pigs and their team as their main priorities.
Suffolk Salami Chorizo is produced from cuts of pork, blended with smoked paprika from Spanish brands La Chinata and Santo Dimingo (both of which have Italian Protected Destination of Origin status) and other spices, garlic and herbs. The salami is then gently smoked over oak and beech chippings and hung to dry.
WHAT THE JUDGES SAID
The judges were impressed by Suffolk Salami’s “example of thinking laterally when times are tough, but still having an absolute commitment to making something of the highest standards”.
VISIT THE WEBSITE: suffolksalami.co.uk