Having been avid fans of European charcuterie for over 20 years we have sampled almost every variation available. A firm favourite is the finest chorizo from Spain. It comes as no surprise then, that the first charcuterie produced by Close Leece Farm was a Manx Chorizo.
After much experimentation, the production technique and blend were perfected. Only the finest ingredients were considered worthy, from the wine to the various Pimentons. The result is a satisfyingly spicy cured meat, enhanced by the succulent fat of the rare breed Tamworth pigs. Perfect with light bodied red wines. However, we always prefer a glass of Rioja!
Winner of a coveted 3 star award at the Great Taste Awards 2018. Judge’s comment – “We tried this thinly sliced, then more thickly sliced – and were wowed by this quality chorizo. The warmth of almost roasted garlic and spice was particularly enjoyed. Long, lingering sunny days here.”
Presented as a 160g stick, peeled and vacuum packed to ensure freshness from the Isle of Man.
Close Leece Farm is the result of a life-long interest in rare breed animals and sustainable farming. Tracey Ridgway, our founder, has ensured her core values – protection of rare breeds, the highest possible animal welfare standards and minimising our impact on the environment – are at the centre of everything we do.
We make our charcuterie by hand on the farm, using the latest techniques to maintain the highest quality standards, but with an eye to traditional charcuterie making. We spare no effort in producing the very best charcuterie and source the finest ingredients and best cuts of meat to ensure premium quality products.
Our amazing charcuterie has won us many awards. Amongst these, every one of our 10 core charcuterie products, with the exception of our Thermonuclear Chorizo (a recent addition), has achieved a Great Taste Award, including a coveted 3 star award for our Manx Chorizo.
We were delighted to welcome the hugely popular TV chef James Martin to the Farm in 2019. The story of Close Leece Farm charcuterie is featured highly in his ITV prime time series, ‘Islands to Highlands’.