photo Albie Clark
Winner 2019/20 Slow Food Scotland Best Butcher.
Specialising in their own organic reared Aberdeen Angus, carefully sourced outdoor-reared pork and organic lamb and mutton. They have their own on-farm butchery and cure and sell their own fine range of organic Scottish salamis. Chris traveled to Italy to learn from the experts and the resulting salamis are superb. Their son Angus runs their herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle.
The family are committed to agroecology and biodiversity, with Soil Association Organic & Pasture For Life Certified animals. They have spent many years evolving the farm from its basic start point to the hedged, wooded, berry-bushed beautiful landscape of sward it is today. They also run on-farm butchery courses.
Online shop and regulars at several farmers’ markets including Kelso & Stockbridge, they are also sought after by Slow Food Cooks Alliance Members. Winner 2017 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards for their Organic Air-dried Smoked Juniper Mutton.
Tasted by the experts, their Organic Fennel Salami and Organic Beef Sirloin Steak from Peelham Farm have been awarded Great Taste Award Gold Stars 2022
Berwickshire (Foulden), based Peelham Farm with its on-farm butchery and charcuterie facility, has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up highly prized Great Taste Gold Star awards for its “Organic Fennel Salami with Red Wine” and its “Organic, Pasture-for-Life Sirloin Steak”. The Salami in particular was awarded the highest award of 3 gold stars.
Peelham Farm’s entries were two of more than 14,000 products put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process at the world’s most coveted food and drink awards. Their Pasture-for-Life Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak was one of the 29% awarded a Great Taste 1-star –described as ‘food and drink that delivers fantastic flavour’, and only a stunning 1.5% (241), including their Organic Fennel Salami were awarded the top Great Taste 3-stars and described as ‘extraordinarily tasty food and drink’.
Describing the Fennel Salami the Judges comments concluded that “This salami has been made with great finesse to ensure first class texture and a stunning array of flavours; very well made indeed”; and of the Sirloin Steak “Grass-filled flavours” and “Very juicy, extremely juicy in fact, and a wonderfully beefy flavour for 28 days aged. Iron rich too. Delicious”.
Some photos show a Farm Open Day for Pasture for Life