Staal Smokehouse are an exclusive, award winning, family run business dedicated to delivering the finest smoked products to your door.
In 2007, Justin and Georgina Staal made the move from the south of England to Georgina’s family farm situated near the beautiful market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire, with a view to setting up a small cottage industry.
For the previous decade, Justin worked in a niche sector of the luxury travel industry arranging bespoke high-end holidays for avid, some might say fanatical fly fishermen and women. The work took him from Russia’s Kola Peninsula to the sand flats of the Seychelles, satisfying a wander lust as well as an extreme passion for fishing.
It was through these travels that Justin had the chance to see first-hand how people all over the world smoked and cured various pieces of meat, game and fish – from hot smoked King Salmon in Alaska to cured Ptarmigan in the farming heartland of Iceland. Once settled in east Yorkshire it did not take too long to think of turning these wonderful experiences into ‘The Dream’.
November 2011 saw Staal Smokehouse opening its doors for business, a culmination of their experiences in farming and fishing combined with a passion for excellent quality, great tasting food. Justin adheres to the traditional curing techniques honed and perfected over hundreds of years because he knows that the extra time and care can be tasted in every bite whether it is for a special occasion or a simple kitchen supper.
Justin’s products include a range of smoked fish including smoked haddock, trout, kippers, salmon and mackerel. There’s also smoked chicken and duck, smoked oil, or treat yourself or a loved one to a selection with one of their hampers.
You can order direct from Staal Smokehouse via their website and you can also find their products in independent farm shops and delis across Yorkshire including: Fodder, Harrogate; Haley & Clifford in Leeds; and Hunters of Helmsley. There’s a full list of stockists on their website.