Cornwall has built up a deserved reputation for great varieties of fish and meat cuisine over the past decade through celebrity chefs placing cornish towns and areas on the culinary map.
Through this explosion of using locally sourced produce many brands of cornish cheese, bread, chocolate, tea, meats, fish & shellfish, real ales, lagers and ciders have been introduced into the big four supermarkets across the country and a celebration of these popular brands can be seen through a variety of food and drink festivals countywide each year. Here is a selection of what to look out for in 2017:
An artisan midsummer food festival with entertainment and family fun celebrating the oyster.
This festival shows off a huge display of fish, there is The Cornish Fishmonger of the Year competition, fish cookery demos, three music stages, lots of boats on display including lifeboats, jetskis, gigs, luggers fishing boats and the Fishy Trail to follow.
With over 25,000 visitors to the Festival in 2015 the Newquay Fish Festival is fast gaining the reputation of becoming the county’s leading fish festival with celebrity chefs showing off their skills on fish recipes at the harbourside, in company with great music and entertainment.
As well as these through the year events watch out for the numerous real ale, beer and cider festivals around the county, notable ones are St Austell Brewery festival, St Ives and Falmouth festivals and Rick Stein’s Mussels and Real Ale Festival at St Merryn near Padstow.
Cornwall is without doubt a big hit on the UK Food & Drink circuit now and it’s growing reputation is attracting bigger foodie names at these events each year.