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Cornwall is a foodie’s heaven, which makes it a top-destination for any food lover. Many of the food and drinks that are made in Cornwall have won awards. These Cornish foods and drinks would make the perfect Christmas gift for those who love Cornwall. You can tap into those memories of Cornwall, through your taste buds!
There are some great choices when it comes to Cornish food and drink, and to make your Christmas dinner a taste of Cornwall.
The oldest farm shop in Cornwall, this butcher is in Launceston. These are professional butchers who farm. The business has been farming and butchering since 1880 and to this day they still “dry age” and mature their meat in the traditional way on the bone before cutting it. You can get your turkey for Christmas here.
Trevilley Farm Shop
Just down the road from Hendra, Trevilley offers great Cornish produce, which will make sure that your Christmas dinner is a show-stopper. They grow their own vegetables, and seasonal vegetables are available to buy. You can also but sweet treats, and meats.
We in Cornwall have a very sweet tooth. There are lots of sweet things to choose from when it comes to Cornish food choices, as we love cream teas, fudge, and ice cream. Clotted cream is a must with Christmas pudding in Cornwall, so if you want a Cornish Christmas you had best order some in.
Buttermilk is a family confectionery business, which was born and bred in Cornwall. It is now run by Tracy and David Goad. This fudge started to be made in Padstow, where Elsie and Betty made fudge at the shop. Perfect for those post-Christmas dinner nibbles: when you think you cannot eat another bit, but you can! Choose from a range of Christmas flavours with Rum Hot Chocolate Fudge, Cranberry and Orange Fudge, Gingerbread Fudge and a Dark Chocolate Coated Gingerbread Honeycomb.
Ice Cream at Christmas? Yes! The award-winning Callestick Farm ice cream is produced on the Farm by the Parker family who have been making ice cream since 1953. They have some Christmas crackers when it comes to ice cream and sorbet flavours, including Christmas Pudding, Orange and Cointreau, Cornish Sea Salted Caramel and Whisky, Chocolate and Ginger, Blackcurrant and Port Sorbet, and Pink Champagne Sorbet.
There’s a lot of Cornish brewed alcoholic drinks available now, as who doesn’t like a drink whilst on holiday? Christmas is another perfect excuse for a treat of tipple, and remembering those long summer evenings watching the sun go down…
Kay and David launched Healey’s Cyder Farm in 1986, where they renovated the property and planted orchards. Healey’s most famous cyder is the Cornish Rattler, which now comes in a range of flavours. Why not try a warm mulled Rattler this Christmas?
John and Kim Coulson produced their first wine harvest in 2006. Today they produce several award-winning wines, which include Raspberry Aval. This sparkling wine is guaranteed to give your Christmas that celebratory feeling, with lots of bubbles.
This much loved Cornish gin started in 2012, and has become a Cornish bar staple. Last year, The SeaDog’ Navy Strength Gin, a punchy 57% abv, was crowned the “World’s Best Gin” at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. These gins are hand-crafted on the Cornish coast and are available in a range of flavours, including rhubarb and raspberry and blackberry.
We hope that this reading this blog about Cornish food has whetted your appetite, all ready for Christmas, and a holiday in Cornwall in 2019.