The Great British Charcuterie Company
10 Southway , Newhaven, Brighton, Sussex, BN9 9LL
Produce: British Charcuterie from Small scale farmers and makers, Artisan Cheese and a range of accompaniments. Excellent range of Charcuterie & Cheese Gift Hampers.
Here at Real Food Hub we work mostly directly with the producers of artisan food. Occasionally though, we come across a small scale business who truly believe in supporting a range of small artisan producers just like we do.
The benefit is you get an increased choice available via one delivery, but knowing that the love put into making the British Charcuterie, Artisan Cheese and fine accompaniments is unparalleled.
The Great British Charcuterie Co. is a family run business set up by Father and son duo Simon and Phil Bartley. There are only 7 members of the team altogether, the benefits of such a small close knit team is that you know that every product is handpicked and tasted by them.
Simon & Phil started the business to raise awareness of British Charcuterie, to help promote animal welfare and the small artisan producers locally to Brighton and Sussex.
Phil says that they truly believe in supporting their network of small producers because “you know you’re going to get something passionately made with a lot of love put into it for incredible quality and flavour. There are countless benefits of supporting local, from the nutrients and natural flavours of the product to the environmental impact and use of organic, traditional techniques. It’s a no brainer to support our producers really they have such skill and purpose.”
There are several fine producers stocked by Great British Charcuterie but to give you an example, you could make an easy to serve Charcuterie & Cheese Platter from the following producers:
We love Mangalitza Ham from Beal’s Farm in Chailey who rear their herd of Mangalitza pigs and specialise in making their own charcuterie. David Jesse at Calcot Farm in Steyning, rears his own free range pigs and has been making British Chorizo and Salami since 2011 (prior to that he was a Farmer & Chef).
A special mention goes to Tempus Charcuterie (Tempus being the latin word for time). Dhruv & Tom only use ex-breeding sows and ex-dairy beef in their charcuterie; which in the case of the pigs means animals that are in excess of 4 years old and weigh more than 180kg. They deliver marbling, fat ratios and intensity of flavour that cannot be matched by younger and smaller animals.
For a mild semi soft cheese, try the fantastic Saint Giles from the High Weald Dairy in Sussex made by Mark who is cheese obsessed! Also, a nice bloomy rind cheese such as the Sussex Brie made by Arthur Alsop at Alsop & Walker is highly recommended by Simon & Phil.
A range of wine, chutney, pickles & crackers complete the range and all these wonderful products can be found in Great British Charcuterie’s excellent range of Gift Hampers.