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Will Macken, Shropshire Salumi


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Will Macken

Will is the founder of Shropshire Salumi, a small company based to the north of Shrewsbury producing handmade Salumi the traditional way, who pride themselves on the quality of ingredients, artisan methods and their nose to tail ethos.

All the pork used is outdoor reared Gloucester Old Spot sourced within 2 miles of the premises, all spices are sourced from ethical suppliers and are of the finest quality and they use traditional casings for the products.

Will is a self confessed charcuterie enthusiast and all round 'foodie' and the business  began life as a small-time hobby taking place in his kitchen in between running a full time job as a conservation consultant and managing his home life with three energetic young daughters! Will spent his spare hours preparing and curing meats for himself, family and friends and following positive responses from those close to him, Shropshire Salumi was born, quickly evolving from his kitchen worktops to a sizely custom built curing room that enabled him to supply local farms shops and market stalls around Shropshire.

The business's organic growth has been swift to say the least, and collaborations with other neighbouring producers have either taken place or are already underway, and one in particular has become a match made in heaven – Tom from Shropshire wine producer Paso Primero, based in Shrewsbury.

Will is a huge supporter of the Slow Food movement, and is currently Co Chair of Ludlow and the Marches Group.

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