There is a new deli in town. It’s small but I’m fairly sure it’s perfectly formed. The ladies behind The Deli at Fifty-Eight in Loughborough have made my day, opening literally across the road from work and very close to my house.
Their product selection is thoughtful, featuring lots of brands I recognise from the BBC Good Food show bursary winners. And also many local artisan brands. Their cheeses come from the Fine Cheese Co who I absolutely love and they are planning to sell homemade soup once the autumn winter kicks in, as well as freshly made cobs, pies and of course, cheeses and charcuterie.
I popped in on their first day to have a look and get some lunch. I had a gorgeous wholemeal cob with black bomber cheddar and hand carved ham with a dollop of ploughmans chutney (posh branston pickle to you and me). There were still a few bits left to sort – their charcuterie hadn’t arrived for example, but I can see that once they’ve settled in, this place is going to have queues out the door!