What an incredible year it has been. Here at the Deli, we don’t seem to have stopped to draw breath as we have raced from one challenge to another. There are of course, some fantastic highlights – winning the EDP Food and Drink Award for Best Independent Retailer, was one of them, but really, where do you start?
The Thornham Deli online shop is up and running to enable all our customers to buy Deli products from wherever they are in the world. As the range of stock that we sell has got wider and wider, so we thought it was only right to open a virtual shop for people who cannot always get to our beautiful corner of the north Norfolk coast.
Thornham Deli head chef Gemma Arnold and local fisherman and smokery-owner Simon Letzer are two of the stars of the recently published book, Norfolk Table: one county, 20 chefs. In the book, which examines the relationship between some of the county’s culinary wizards and the producers who supply the ingredients, we get an insight into Simon’s working day as well as Gemma’s ability to transform something from the ocean into a magnificent, unctuous feast.
At this time of year we love picnics, BBQs and al fresco dining. One of the ingredients that is always sure to make an appearance at some point of the meal is a lovely cheese. Whether it is in a sandwich, as part of a board with charcuterie and pickles, with biscuits and grapes or just as a lovely bite in its own right, cheese quite often emerges as the star of the show.