The last decade has seen a renaissance in the world of charcuterie.
Artisan cured meat (also known as meat that’s cured in the good-old-fashioned traditional way) has increased in popularity across the globe. But why? There isn’t one cut and dried answer. Some say it’s been helped by the rising trend in nose-to-tail butchering, an appreciation for quality ingredients and a newfound respect for the heritage of cooking.
One business in Surrey that’s jumped in with both feet and embraced this methodology wholeheartedly since 2013 is Beast & Brine. The store and its owners pride themselves on their commitment to providing the highest quality meats and products, and supporting the community by purchasing the products not made in-house from other local businesses. The store’s main goal is to ensure the survival of artisanal processes and to minimize waste by maximizing utility. The end result of their hard work is an amazing selection of hand-crafted, delicious deli meats and charcuteries.
The store provides a wide assortment of fine meats and charcuterie, cheeses, pickles and condiments. Most of their cured meats find their way into the brine. Their simply-made meats are all delectable. From chorizo sausage to turkey pastrami, you’ll probably be tempted to sample them all. Beast & Brine carries a vast assortment of cheeses, many of which are Canadian brands, and all of which are simply divine.
If you are looking for lunch, Beast & Brine makes sandwiches in-store using produce from local farms and bread from their neighbours, Fieldstone Bakery. Custom sandwiches are made to order, so stop by Beast & Brine by Windsor Meats for lunch. Or for something extra special, order one of their picnic baskets for a day out at the park. Whatever you order, amazing food and great service make every visit to Beast & Brine a memorable one.