Maple Cured Streaky Bacon, produced by Duchy Charcuterie in Redruth, Cornwall has recently been crowned Taste of the West’s Reserve Supreme Champion Product of the Year 2021. This product was selected from a group of 27 champion products from the Taste of the West Awards, and the judging panel described the bacon as an outstanding example of a truly delicious artisan product; deliciously soft pork, cleverly cured in a recipe that has taken two years to develop, not too smoky and just enough sweetness from the maple. It cooks to a perfectly crisp rasher of deliciously moreish flavoursome bacon. It’s fair to say it was a hit with judges from the very first taste.
The sole owner and producer of Duchy Charcuterie, Marc Dennis, is predominantly self-taught in the dark arts of curing and air drying. Starting off in the meat industry in London, Marc moved to the idyllic county of Cornwall in 2012 to start a new life with his family. It was here he developed his passion for charcuterie and began to research techniques and ingredients, experimenting with flavour combinations and recipes. Marc honed his skills by immersing himself in the Cornish food industry, working closely with chefs and local produce suppliers, even spending time in kitchens and on farms to gain first-hand knowledge.
Working other jobs within the meat and food industry to fund his dream, Marc started with humble beginnings in 2016 but by just two years later Marc had firmly established his reputation as a top quality producer of fine cured and air dried meats and took the plunge to dedicate himself to Duchy Charcuterie. Since then it has gone from strength to strength as Marc continues to source the finest ingredients, push the boundaries of British charcuterie and expand his product range and customer base.
Duchy Charcuterie are an artisan producer of the finest charcuterie. Based in the heart of Cornwall, their ethos is to produce the finest cured meats and salamis using ethically reared Cornish livestock. Products are available to buy online or to contact Marc please call 01872 248 564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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