Steve Williams is one of the country’s most revered charcutier makers. He’s also a hunter, restaurant owner and cofounder of Good Game which he set up after meeting Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on one of the first River Cottage courses, Pig in a Day.
The course inspired Steve to make charcuterie professionally but in a different way – without nitrates and using only the best local meat.
Steve has reared his own pigs on occasion with the help of a farm on the Powderham Estate. He has been able to experiment with different native breeds and form opinions on his experiences. He also buy pigs from friends who have native breed pigs locally. Most of the game he uses is either shot himself or sourced by local Devon stalkers.
Steve's restaurant 'The Pig and Pallet' uses his meat knowledge and smoking knowledge to produce amazing BBQ food. There is an American influence but a complete ethic in using local free range and organic meats.