Great Taste success for Scottish charcuterie producer

Scottish charcuterie specialist Great Glen Game struck gold at the 2012 Great Taste Awards, gaining recognition for three of its products.

The company’s Venison Chorizo, Venison Chilli Chorizo and Mustard Venison Salami impressed judges, including Masterchef winner Mat Follas and Masterchef judge Charles Campion to take home a gold star each at the awards, which are organised by the Guild of Fine Food.

Owner Jan Jacob Baak, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award and to be among the country’s most highly-rated food producers. This is the third year in a row we have won Gold Stars and it is a great recognition for the quality and taste of our products.

“We have had a very successful year already, with lots of new independent retailers stocking our products, and winning the Great Taste Awards will hopefully encourage even more retailers to stock our charcuterie and increase our sales.”

Baak founded Great Glen Game in 2003, producing smoked venison products made with local cuts of wild venison. The company’s products are now stocked by farm shops and delicatessens across the UK, including Fortnum & Masons, Wholefoods and The House of Bruar. They have also proved successful in the foodservice sector and are used by several Michelin-starred chefs.


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