We started farming our own Loaghtans at Close Leece Farm in 2018 and now, with support from local farms when demand warrants, we are very pleased to be producing this beautiful salami. Like our Tamworth charcuterie, the secret here is the quality of the meat, with its deep port colour and generous marbling. The spices are ever present but the wonderful lamb flavour is striking.
We are delighted to offer this product both for its flavour and its uniqueness in the market place.
Winner of a 1 star award at the Great Taste Awards 2019
Great Taste Awards Judge’s comment – “This is interesting, using a rare native breed to produce a product which is very much of today. It is fatty, but it IS lamb, and we liked the balance of the pepper with the herbs and spices. We were pleased that the fennel wasn't shouting too loudly. The cure is moist, and not too dry, and the mouth feel is spicy/herby and peppery, not greasy, with a lingering finish in which the pepper balances well with the cured lamb”
Presented as a 100g stick, peeled and vacuum packed to ensure freshness from the Isle of Man.
About the Producer
Close Leece Farm is situated in the west of the Isle of Man. We specialise in making award-winning artisan charcuterie, handmade on the farm from our herd of pasture raised rare breed Pedigree Tamworth pigs and native Manx Loaghtan lambs. 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.