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Awards are tonic for Manx farm's cure

Manx chorizo among foodie triumphs

Fifty of the UK's top chefs and restaurateurs have judged a Manx-made chorizo worthy of a prestigious national food award.

Close Leece Farm's Spanish-style pork sausage was given two stars at this year's Great Taste Awards.

Made from rare-breed Tamworth pigs, the chorizo from Patrick was judged alongside more than 12,000 other products from across the UK.

Seventeen Manx producers scooped a record 56 accolades at the event this year, twice the number achieved in 2016.

The farm's Tracey Ridgeway says the award-winning sausage was a long time in the making:  

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