Many congratulations to a fantastic local producer (and friend of Midlands Gourmet Girl blog) Squisito Deli. The BBC Good Food Show has named Squisito Deli as the Midlands Best Deli, following an extensive nomination and judging process.
Sara and Alex upped sticks from Monks Kirby to Yelvertoft in Northamptonshire to re-open the former post office as Squisito Deli a couple of years ago. In the shop Sara’s homemade faggots in caramelised onion gravy sit alongside Cobblers Nibble cheese, milk from Newlands Farm in Hannington, Fosse Meadows chicken, fresh pasta and sauces, organic biodynamic veg, bread and a selection of unique products from Squisito’s farmers’ market friends like the rare breed longhorn sheep from Grandborough. The couple dry age beef and make sausages to hang as salami, as well as providing customers with a Fish Friday service with fresh fish from Cornwall.
Understandably, Squisito Deli impressed the judging panel with its wonderful range of local produce, passion for their food, excellent customer service, getting involved in the community and engaging with their customers.
Katy Truss, Artisan food specialist for the BBC Good Food Shows and member of the judging panel, visited Squisito Deli and says: “I was instantly charmed by Squisito Deli, a small but perfectly formed deli which is also a butchery, cafe, cookery school and fountain of food knowledge!
“Alex, the owner, gave a mouthwatering tour of his cheese counter to help find the perfect cheeses, a recipe to include his incredible beef ribs was helpfully offered and wonderfully irresistible produce filled the shelves to please any food lover. I can’t wait to see what they bring to the show!”
You will find Squisito at the BBC Good Food Show Birmingham at the NEC from 24 – 27 November on their stand – which is their prize for winning Midlands Best Deli.