A new deli has been opened by the team behind Sunday Charcuterie in east Suffolk.

Tara Smyth and her partner James Santillo opened Sunday Charcuterie in July 2021 after the lease of their pub, the Duke's Head in Somerleyton, was up. 

Now, Sunday Charcuterie is available to purchase at nearly 100 stockings around the UK and the couple have opened their very first shop: Tillo's Deli.

"Everyone else was selling our product apart from us," said Ms Smyth.

"We were offered an amazing opportunity and we took it.

"It is small and perfect!"

Eastern Daily Press: The deli stocks a range of charcuterie meats, Italian nibbles and winesThe deli stocks a range of charcuterie meats, Italian nibbles and wines (Image: Tillo's Deli)

Tillo's Deli opened just after Sunday Charcuterie's second birthday on November 9 in Shed 1 on 111 Bridge Road in Oulton Broad, which is really close to the company's headquarters.

Ms Smyth sells products in the shop that she loves. 

"If I like to eat it or cook with it then we stock it in the deli," she said. 

"We have lots of Italian-style products including crackers and olives alongside our own from Sunday Charcuterie."

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Eastern Daily Press: Tara's sister Lauren also works in the shopTara's sister Lauren also works in the shop (Image: Tillo's Deli)

The charcuterie meats produced by the couple are available to purchase at the deli, as well as their range of terrines and pates, which are rapidly growing a following of their own.

"Salami will always be a part of what we do," said Ms Smyth.

"We launched our terrines and pates last year and they are much quicker to make in comparison to salami, which takes weeks.

"At the moment we are limited by the capacity available to us at our current site.

"Next year we might look to expand our production."

The deli has dine-in and takeaway options available to customers, who might be popping in for a quick browse or looking for a cup of coffee and a salad or focaccia at lunchtime. 

Eastern Daily Press: Sunday Charcuterie products are available to purchase in the deliSunday Charcuterie products are available to purchase in the deli (Image: Tillo's Deli)

"We want it to be a place where people can sit down and enjoy themselves," said Ms Smyth.

"We have an alcohol licence and some may like to have a glass of wine or a beer with their lunch."

In the lead-up to Christmas, Sunday Charcuterie products will be available at local markets including Bungay, Beccles and Snape Maltings.

Tillo's Deli is open from Thursday to Saturday, between 9am and 4pm.