Here, in the first little taster of the results of our Summer of Charcuterie Review, we can share those products that were chosen as one off ‘Favourites’ within the different categories by individual panelists. This is not reflective of the aggregate preference rankings across the board that will define our Top 10 products by score, to be published later, but does show the diversity of both products and individual reviewers tastes that defined this wide ranging review.
Duchy Charcuterie Prosciutto
Deli Farm Cornish Coppa
Deli Farm Duck Prosciutto
Duchy Charcuterie Lomo
Hay Charcuterie Coppa
Hay Charcuterie Hereford Ham
Hay Charcuterie Lomo Embuchado
Hay Charcuterie Oak Smoked Fiocco
Helen Brownings Organic Organic Corned Beef
SaltPig Curing Air Dried Smoked Belly
SaltPig Curing Air Dried Smoked Ham
Wildman Charcuterie Malhamdale Beltie Bresaola
All of these products were chosen as a favourite by one of our panelists as the tastiest product in their review group of products. The only exception to this diverse range of single nominations was the Duchy Prosciutto which was the only individual whole muscle product chosen as favourite by two separate panelists.
We can also see that Duchy, Deli Farm, Perinelli and SaltPig Curing all had two different products nominated as favourites whilst Hay Charcuterie had an amazing four separate whole muscle products chosen as panelists favourites!
Curing Rebels The Brighton Salami
Duchy Charcuterie Fennel Salami
Duchy Charcuterie Napoli Salami
Duchy Charcuterie Nduja
Duchy Charcuterie Lap Cheong
Great Glen Charcuterie Venison & Green Pepper Salami
Hay Charcuterie Herefordshire Cider Chorizo
Hay Charcuterie Nduja
London Smoke & Cure House Saucisson
SaltPig Curing Cotswold Chorizo
SaltPig Curing Garlic & Pepper Salami
The Bakers Pig Sanguinaccio Dolce
The Real Cure Smoked Dorset Nduja
A clear ‘favourite’ was evident in the Salami category with Rebel Curings’ vibrant Brighton Salami being chosen no less than three times as a favourite product by separate panelists. Close behind were SaltPig Curing Garlic & Pepper Salami, Duchy ‘Nduja and Real Cure Smoked Dorset ‘Nduja all of which were picked by two panelists as their favourites.
In terms of producers whose products were chosen the most often as personal favourites we can see that Duchy had an impressive four different products chosen with SaltPig Curing and Hay Charcuterie both having two products in the list.
Ke Nako Billtong Biltong
Hay Charcuterie Absinthe & Black Garlic salami
One of the standout stars in the snacking category was Ke Nako Biltong, chosen as the favourite product in the review group by three separate panelists. The other snack product chosen as a favourite was the Hay Charcuterie Absinthe & Black Garlic snacking salami.
Whilst these individual ‘favourites’ were highlighted by every one of our panelists within each group of products they were asked to review, the overall aggregate scoring shows a very different picture where high averages across many reviewers dictate which products make the best ranked Top Ten in each category – we will be sharing these results next!