John Jaquest - Local Food Hero 2010

I’ve just read in the ever trusty Sheffield Telegraph that John Jaquest from Bolsover’s award winning smokery and delicatessen has been voted the Local Food Hero in Derbyshire’s Food and Drink Awards.

John Jaquest September 2007

I remember a visit I made to the smoke house and deli in September 2007 when John was kind enough to show me around.  He did this with proud enthusiasm and warmth and after tasting and using his excellent products ever since I for one think this is a well desired award.

Chorizo from Bolsover!

Local Ham drying after curing

Located in the shadow of Bolsover Castle John uses the best local ingredients available
and adding his own skill produces premium smoked products. The redwood smoked salmon is a typical example – amazing flavour, colour and texture, but the range is extensive taking in a smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil, excellent smoked cheese and real Kippers!. Exciting for foodies are John’s cured hams – the Hardwick air dried ham is an excellent product as good as most Parma Hams and made with local ingredients.

Checking the larder

Next week PJ taste will be featuring John’s Smoked Chicken breast with fennel in an organic rye bread sandwich with our quince jelly.  Yum.