New Kid on the Block
"North Wall" is this year's newcomer, now regularly seen at Hexham market.
Specialising in cured beef and pork, this chap seems to be a one-man-band. He's an earnest, vocal character who has unending enthusiasm for his venture and related topics. Be prepared for a fascinating listen. When he does stop talking, his products speak for themselves.
I found the salt beef surprisingly delicious, with a beautiful texture and flavour (and not at all salty). I confess I have had the garlic sausage more than once. I think I might be addicted. In my defence, I can only say that it's not like any garlic sausage I have ever had before. Taste it to believe it!
In my opinion, North Wall products are a statement of quality and careful preparation. I can't wait to try the pastrami.