A village butchers and deli specialising in ‘slow food’ is marking the football World Cup with its own sauasge-based version.
Award-winning Squisito in Yelvertoft makes its own sausages, salami, hams, chutneys, pickles and more.
Throughout the World Cup it is also ‘playing off’ sausages it has made inspired by the national teams competing in Brazil.
On Saturday it started with Columbian Pamplona de Puerco vs Greek Lukániko, and English Brixworth vs Italian Salsiccia.
Other participants include the Mexican Chihuahua saussage – ‘small with a bit of bite’, and the German currywurst.
Self-described foodie Alex Chambers runs the shop in the village’s High Street with wife Sara. He said: “We opened just before Christmas. Before that the village butchers had been closed for some 18 months. We’ve transformed it into a traditional Italian butchers.
“We are real believers in the slow food movement and we encourage customers to grow and make as much food as they can. We believe in using local produce and about half the things we sell we actually make. Our sausages don’t contain any bread or rusk, so they’re gluten free.
“The idea with the Sausage World Cup is that both people who love football and those who don’t can enjoy these on their barbecue.”