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Shropshire Salumi is a small company based to the north of Shrewsbury producing handmade Salumi the traditional way, priding themselves on the quality of ingredients, artisan methods and their nose to tail ethos.
All the pork they use is outdoor reared Gloucester Old Spot sourced within 2 miles of their premises, all spices are sourced from ethical suppliers and are of the finest quality; they use traditional casings for their products.
Founded by self-confessed charcuterie enthusiast and all round foodie, Will Macken, Shropshire Salumi began life as a small-time hobby taking place in Will's kitchen in Grafton, Shropshire. Between running his full time job as a conservation consultant and managing his home life invovling three energetic young daughters, Will spent his spare hours preparing and curing meats for himself, family and friends. Following such positive responses from those close to him it was clear that Will's talent for meat curing had more to offer than just a part-time hobby.
Shropshire Salumi fast evolved from the worktops of Will's kitchen to a sizely custom built curing room that enabled him to supply local farms shops and market stalls around Shropshire such as the Shrewsbury Farmer's Market, Made in Shropshire, Lydham Farmer's Market, Ludlow Producer's Market, and Oswestery Artisan Market.
The business' organic growth has occured at a surprising rate and collaborations with other neighbouring producers are already underway such as Hobsons (www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk), and wine producer, Paso Primero (www.paso-primero.com), based in Shrewsbury.
With so much exciting produce to offer with new ideas and creations happening all the time, it's definitely worth dropping by to see Will on stage at the FREE Talks & Tastings stage - we're certain you won't be dissappointed!