Cornwall has a long history of growing, cultivating and producing food for the rest of the country. Situated in an area of plentiful natural resources and a mild climate, Cornwall has experienced a resurgence in recent years of top quality food – the county produces among the richest variety of fresh produce from land and sea available anywhere in the country.
An eclectic mix of heritage and contemporary flair allows iconic Cornish pasties and clotted cream to sit happily alongside some of the best modern British cuisine and new products. World-class cheeses, wines, spirits, fish, vegetable and meat products are sought-after by food professionals and consumers alike.
A good place to start is the Great Cornish Food Store, a shop in Truro stocking a wide range of Cornish produce including well-respected Warrens Beef from Launceston, fish supplied by local producers in Newlyn, St Ives and Looe, and a delicatessen stocking a range of seasonal produce. A comprehensive list of their suppliers can be found here: https://greatcornishfood.co.uk/store/our-suppliers-and-producers/
Wines and spirits have also seen huge popularity in recent years and have won awards nationwide. The Camel Valley Vineyard, the Cornwall Distilling Co, Cornish Orchards, Tregothnan Tea and Penzance Gin are just a few names to sit amongst a wide-ranging selection of Cornish-produced drink. You can find more information and links to suppliers here: https://greatcornishfood.co.uk/store/our-suppliers-and-producers/beers-wines-spirits-and-soft-drinks/
More than 330 Cornish food and drink producers and suppliers are listed on the Food from Cornwall website, and for more information on the industry in this part of the world, the Cornwall Food & Drink organisation acts as a champion and support network to make Cornwall’s entire industry tick. Unlocking key opportunities and harvesting talent, they operate to build a strong industry, offering marketing and business development services to a wide-range of local organisations. You can find out more about the work they’re doing here: http://www.cornwallfoodanddrink.co.uk/what-we-do/