A award-winning charcuterie from Cornwall has claimed its accolade in the Big Apple.

The shop selling cold meats from Redruth has achieved international success.

Duchy Charcuterie was established in 2016 and is run by Marc Dennis, the solo owner and producer of the Cornish business.

For a relatively new business in charcuterie production terms, Duchy Charcuterie is really making an impact on the world food scene.

The hard work paid off and history has made; on February 22 the charcuterie became the first UK producer to scoop a top award at the prestigious Charcuterie Masters in New York.

Marc and his cold meat business successfully beat a variety of experienced entrants from around the globe to win the coveted Best Country Ham, Prociutto or Jamon category.

The owner and producer was able to collect his accolade personally in New York’s Flushing Town Hall, where the achievement follows an overwhelming amount of successes at UK award ceremonies, receiving praise for the full range of products.

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Upon collecting his reward, Marc said: “I am absolutely over the moon. For international experts to rate my prosciutto as the highest quality, above some of the best producers in the world, is such an honour.

"As the sole producer at Duchy Charcuterie it is my passion, effort and imagination that goes into every product I create, along with the finest ingredients I can resource, so to have this recognised makes all the hard work worthwhile.”

Duchy Charcuterie’s UK awards list is very impressive for a relatively new business, including a Silver for their lomo at the British Cured Meat Awards in London.

More success looks set to follow for the Cornish producer too as they are currently nominated in three categories for the Eat Game Awards; Best Farmers Market Stall, Best Added value Game Product for their pheasant salami and Best Small retailer.

Marc continues to push the boundaries of curing and air-drying, discovering new flavour combinations and working on individual collaborations to create bespoke products for restaurants and caterers.