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Flavoursome Cornish Fare for Foodies

17th March 2023

Quality Cornish Food and Drink from the Heart of the Duchy

Cornwall proudly produces some of the UK’s finest food and drink, and is fast gaining worldwide recognition as a must-visit destination for foodies. Our county has a rich heritage of farming and continues to produce an exceptionally high standard of food and drink, thanks to Cornwall’s unique climate and abundance of skilled artisan producers.

This week we’d like to introduce 10 sensational Cornish products that will bowl over even the pickiest of connoisseurs! From Cornish cheeses to Cornish spirits, and Cornish fish to Cornish brews, we bring you the very best of Cornish food and drink.

Outstanding Cornish cheese

Those who enjoy Yarg will relish a wheel of Stithians Cheese by Lynher Dairies Cheese Co. Handmade without the nettle leaves of Yarg, Stithians has a deliciously different rich and creamy taste, with a rounded flavour and a characteristic clean tang.

With a rind that varies in colour from a creamy yellow to a pinkish bloom – depending on how long it is left to mature, this award-winning cheese is the result of a tried and tested production process that leads to a phenomenal natural flavour.

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Heavenly smoked fish

Praised for its amazing flavour, the Oak Roasted Peppered Mackerel Fillet from Tregida Smokehouse is a joy to behold! Sprinkled with ground pink peppercorns and then hot smoked, this smoked fish has a strong, traditional taste that’s so good it has won a Taste of the West Award!

The 150g pack is perfect as a mouth-watering meal for one or a moreish starter for two. Visit the Tregida Smokehouse website to shop the full range of smoked fish, poultry, cheese, pâté, and fresh fish.

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A Westcountry classic

A firm favourite in Cornwall and beyond, Haywood Farm Cider is produced in the picturesque Allen Valley, on a farm that has produced cider for centuries. With an 18-acre orchard, all the apples are grown, pressed and fermented on the farm, allowing maker, Tom Bray and his team to produce a superb range of award-winning traditional ciders and juices. A regular at the Royal Cornwall Show and tasted by royalty, this is a very special cider indeed!

A perfect pairing

If you love a cuppa and a biscuit, as so many Brits do, a box of Smugglers Brew & Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread Biscuits from Cornish Tea & Coffee will definitely make you happy!

This refreshing everyday tea has been blended in Cornwall for over 10 years by family owned and run Cornish Tea & Coffee. The company minimises its environmental footprint by using corn starch tea bag paper and biodegradable packaging, so when you buy one of its iconic orange boxes, you know you’re supporting a Cornish company that gives as much love and care to its tea production as it does to the planet.

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The ultimate lazy Sunday

Serve up a restaurant-quality brunch with a Cornish Breakfast Pack from Primrose Herd. Full of prize-winning unsmoked and smoked dry cured back bacon, traditional pork sausages and Cornish hog’s pudding, your breakfast will reach a whole new level.

As breeders and finishers of traditional breed pigs, Primrose Herd believe in raising animals gently and slowly, which gives their pork its supreme taste and quality. Try it for yourself this weekend!

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From Brazil to Cornwall

Miller’s Koffi knows a thing or two about good coffee. Ethically sourcing coffee beans from all over the world, this small batch roaster, based in St Austell, uses its extensive knowledge of coffee buying and roasting to create an impressive range of carefully selected coffees.

For a superior roast, try Fazenda Sao Lucas, Brazil, which is available in whole bean, ground filter, and ground expresso form.

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A Cornish style amuse-bouche

Serve up appetizers the Cornish way with Cornish Sea Salt Oat Biscuits by Furniss Biscuits. These pure, all-butter oat biscuits are made with sea salt from the Lizard Peninsula and are wonderful topped with pâté, cheese, or smoked salmon.

With a satisfying crunch on the first bite, to a melt-in-the-mouth salty flavour, these savoury biscuits are perfect to have in the cupboard for when friends come over.

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A one-of-a-kind Cornish blue

Noticing the absence of a smooth, creamy blue cheese that’s made in the UK, Cornish Cheese Co. set about making their very own soft and mild blue cheese. The result was Cornish Blue – a tasty, handmade Cornish cheese that has a buttery richness and a gentle softness. A refreshing alternative to the strong flavour and crumbly texture of traditional English cheese, Stilton.

Sold as whole cheeses, wedges or in ceramic pots, you’re able to choose your perfect portion…the bigger the better if you ask us!

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Warming Cornish rum

Cape Cornwall Rum Company is keeping the spirit of smuggling alive with its range of Caribbean rums that are lovingly blended on the very site that Cornish smuggling took place.

Today things are done rather differently, and Cape Cornwall Rum Company skilfully age, enhance and mix specially selected and imported Caribbean rums, like Cape Cornwall White Rum – a vibrant white rum from Trinidad that’s blended with Cornish spring water.

Giving a nostalgic nod to the smuggling history of Cornwall, this rum brand is producing some of Cornwall’s leading rums.

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Champagne infused gin

Sometimes you come across a tipple that becomes a firm favourite, and Pink Cornish Rock Gin by Cornish Rock Gin is one of those!

Taking its colour from pink champagne grapes, this craft gin is hand distilled in small batches and meticulously blended with sparkling champagne, pure Cornish spring water and fragrant botanicals. This creates a unique and extremely popular taste that makes a glorious drink for all kinds of occasions.

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Stock up on prize-winning Cornish food and drink at Shop Cornish and prepare for a taste sensation!