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Deli Farm Charcuterie in Cornwall shortlisted for prestigious farming awards

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

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A Cornish deli has been short-listed in this year's Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.

This year sees the contest entering its 13th year with winners due to be announced on Friday November 30.

Celebrity chefs Charles Campion and Angela Harnett were asked to pick their favourites.

Ms Hartnett singled-out Deli Farm Charcuterie in Delabole, north Cornwall for special praise.

In an interview with the Radio Times she said: "When I started as a chef 20 years ago, British charcuteries were almost unheard of. Slowly but surely that's changing and one of the forerunners was Deli Farm Charcuterie in Delabole, Cornwall, run by a husband-and-wife team, Martin and Jean Edwards, who had no training or prior knowledge of the industry.

"Of all their products, my favourite was a fabulous traditional coppa – like a very large, less minced-up salami – which was as good as anything I've tasted in Italy. One of my fellow judges, Arthur Potts-Dawson, was so taken with it, he's already put it on his menu. I was also impressed by the way they experiment. They're one of the few charcuteries to do a smoked lamb prosciutto."

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