In December 2019 the eureka moment came to convert an old grain silo on his family's farm into a walk in smokehouse and subsequently The Greek Farmer was born.
Our owner & founder, Tony Charalambides, was born in the early 80’s and raised in Hackney, London, to an Irish mother and Greek Cypriot father. And with a surname like that it was no wonder he was often referred to as ‘The Greek’ by friends in his younger years.
Family & food were and still are the most important factors growing up in a Cypriot & Irish household. Having a strong passion for food, he was determined to create a food business.
Charcuterie is a French term, devoted to meat products. It was part of a repertoire originally intended to preserve meats before the introduction of refrigeration. The main processes in producing our meats, all of which have not changed over time.
We believe our produce is unique, the authentic spice mixes together with the wine bathing give our meat snacks their characteristic taste. The Greek Farmer is of Cypriot heritage and we believe our products reflect this.
The ‘Kapnistiri’, as it is known in Greek, is a traditional room for smoking food.
Charcuterie is part of a repertoire originally intended to preserve meats before the introduction of refrigeration. The main processes in producing our meats, all of which have not changed over time is: curing, wine bathing, smoking & ageing.
FREE RANGE & GRASS FED
The meat we use is of course British. Our pork is Blythburgh variety, truly free ranged in Suffolk and our beef is both grass fed & outdoor reared.
The wine we use is a traditional Cyprus red of the Mavro grape variety tailored to our exact specification by a winery in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus.
Our smokehouse is unique & traditional. We cold smoke our meat with oak logs from local sustainable woodlands.
Smoking is an important process at The Greek Farmer HQ. It is a process that both assists in our ageing process and changes certain characteristics of the flavour profile of cured meat. We are extremely proud of our smokehouse and we certainly hope this reflects in our end product.
We aim to despatch all orders the following working day after order with Royal Mail 24hr service. Our products are 'shelf stable', meaning they do not require refrigeration (until after they are opened) so will not arrive in chilled packaging.
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Langley Hill Farm, Langley Lane, Langley, Hitchin, SG4 7PS, GB
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