All our charcuterie comes from our friend James Smart at the The Real Cure who produce unique multi-award winning charcuterie using wild deer sourced from Dorset, and native breed pork.
James believes that the highest standards of animal welfare produce the best tasting charcuterie, which means wild deer, free range pork and locally sourced ingredients. The Real Cure handcraft their entire range, using traditional smoking, curing, fermenting, and air drying processes to produce small batches with truly stunning flavours.
The wild deer used by The Real Cure enjoy a varied and natural diet and are specifically sourced from across the Dorset countryside. The venison salamis are not overly ‘gamey’ as they are from deer that are hung for no more than a week.
The Real Cure use free-range, native breed pigs which produce beautifully dark marbled meat with just the right proportion of fat. Use as an antipasti, or try the venison chorizo and pepperoni on pizza, in stews or grilled and roasted in seafood dishes.
The Real Cure is based in the heart of the North Dorset countryside at Hartgrove Farm where they also run regular curing and smoking courses.
The Real Cure range has recently been awarded five Great Taste Awards and two Taste of The West Awards.