At East Coast Cured we believe passionately that the true craft of curing means taking produce of the highest quality and with skill, patience and time, creating something truly exceptional for your kitchen or plate. How do we do it? Simple. We combine the best locally reared, high welfare meats with ingredients carefully sourced and selected for outstanding character and quality.
East Coast Cured produces a wide range of traditional, contemporary salamis. At our workshop on Restalrig Road in Leith we cut, ferment, smoke, cure and slow-mature all of our products by hand with our small, but dedicated team. From belly to back, shoulder, loin and cheek, we use every part of the pig to create a range of delicious meats. Our curing rooms are specially adapted to create the perfect conditions to slow cure these salamis and whole cuts to perfection. Salami, Chorizo, Pancetta, Coppa, Lomo, Lonza & Guanciale. We love it all!
The tiny shop attached to our production space showcases our range of Scottish charcuterie products as well as produce from other quality Scottish producers.
Commitment to sustainability
East Coast Cured uses the UN Sustainable Development Goals to work to the highest possible ethos of a sustainable company.
- All of our suppliers are local with our main raw material suppliers less than 30 miles away. Where we can’t source raw products in Scotland, we use Scottish wholesalers.
- We buy direct from farmers impacting positively on the Scottish rural economy.
- We work directly with suppliers who meet our sustainable development and quality husbandry standards.
- We use an e-bike courier (Farr Out) for Edinburgh deliveries and DPD, who have the largest fleet of electric vehicles compared to their competition, for deliveries across the UK.
- Our food waste is minimal however we have ongoing in-house projects looking at the feasibility of creating new products from current waste.
- We have an internal project exploring the possible alternatives to plastic vacuum-packaging and their suitability for our products.
- Utilities are provided by suppliers using renewable sources and ethical business practices
- We are designing a new production facility which will support greater efficiency with designed work flow and specialist equipment. All new machinery has increased energy efficiency and addresses the goal of achieving a significant reduction in energy consumption / product created.
We’re achieving these goals
- Actively working to reduce carbon emissions
- Reducing food waste
- Using electric vehicles or cargo bikes for shop and customer deliveries
- Using food produced to higher, environmental, social or animal welfare standards
- Using local suppliers