We provide traditionally Cured Meats and smoked foods at their best and over the years we have won many accolades at the Great Taste Awards in London. Our wonderful Redwood Gravadlax, dry cured Scottish Salmon sprinkled with Dill, Black Pepper and drenched in Brandy, won a Bronze award at the London Great Taste Awards, along with many others.
Jaquest Food Specialists are based in Bolsover, Derbyshire and have been established since 1989 and specialise in extremely high quality food products. We use traditional methods of Curing & Smoking of Fresh British Produce, using Sea Salt, Raw Cane Sugar, Herbs and Spices.
Curing is the process by which meat is flavoured and preserved most commonly using salt for this process. Along with the removal of water, this curing process gradually dehydrates the food and not only allows a longer shelf life, it also enhances the flavour, creating many of the great cured meats such as, ham, bacon, and our very own Black Shale Coppa.
Black Shale Coppa was named after a local coal seam and is cured with molasses and stout. This unique product was great recognised as it received a Gold Award when we visited the Great Taste Awards.
We sell many types of cured meats, but ham is the most common. At Jaquest we sell four different types of cured hams and each is very individual. Our first, known for its outstanding quality and flavour is the simple Dry Cured Cooked Ham. This great product received a Gold Award and is cooked and ready to enjoy. Whether you choose to buy a joint of this delicate ham or prefer slices its great flavour is well worth the experience and this product is also available in smoked.
We also sell Dry Cured Bacon made using British pork to give a high quality impeccable flavour. Our Scarsdale Gold Dry Cured Ham is a traditionally dry cured ham with a long cut York style. This is also made using some great British pork. Our last Cured Ham has been cured for a minimum of 6 months and up to 18 months. This long curing creates a smooth flavour that has won this product a Silver award.
If you want any Cured Meats then Jaquest is certainly the place to come as our great products really do give you the outstanding quality and flavour you are looking for.