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03.11.03
Cothele celebrates 10th Winter Food Fair

Award winning Cornish cheeses and mouth watering chutneys are just some of the tasty treats visitors will be able to browse, sample and buy at the 10th annual Cotehele Winter Food Fair

There will be plenty of taste buds being tickled at the Cotehele Winter Food Fair this weekend as the event celebrates its 10th anniversary. With more than 20 food and drink producers from all over Cornwall and the Westcountry displaying and selling their wares, visitors will have the chance to sample the quality and taste of many of the products before they buy.

Luxury chocolates, hand made in Mullion; award winning cheeses made using Cornish milk and know how; wine and brandy fermented with care and expert attention in the Quantock Hills; local chutneys and sauces created to bring out the best in any cheese or meat. The fair promises something for everyone, whether you're looking for hamper items, gift ideas, food for entertaining … or a tasty treat to spoil yourself with.

This year, for the first time in the decade it's been running, the Cotehele Winter Food Fair has been extended from one day to a full weekend – Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November. It has also doubled in size, with producers setting up in both a large marquee and the National Trust's Barn Restaurant, which will be serving up a full menu of delicious dishes made from locally produced food and drink for the entire weekend.

Cotehele House is at St Dominic, near Saltash. The Winter Food Fair runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on both days with free admission to both the fair and Cotehele gardens. The event is organised by Cornwall Taste of the West and the National Trust, supported by Ginsters.

For more information about the Cotehele Winter Food Fair call Cornwall Taste of the West on 01579 349363, or visit www.cornwalltasteofthewest.co.uk.

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Editor's notes:

Exhibitors include:

Amberley Cakes and Pastries (Callington) - Cakes and pastries

Boddingtons (Mevagissey) - Strawberry conserve

The Celtic Kitchen (Callington) - Oils, preserves, chutneys, herbs, eggs

Cornish Cheese Company (Liskeard) - Cornish blue cheese, camembert and brie

Cornish Country Meats (Liskeard) - Venison, wild boar, ostrich, lamb, beef, cooked ham

Cornish Drinks Company (Bude) - Cornish Fruit Punch

Cornish Harvest Soups (St Austell) - Variety of home made soups

Cornish Smoked Fish Company (St Austell) - Smoked fish and meats

Exmoor Excellence (Somerset) - Wines, brandy, shortbread, fudge

Ginsters (Callington) - Pocket pasties available free from the cafe

Honey Hills (Saltash) - Honey and beeswax products

The Ivy House (St Germans) - Butter fudge, truffles and gift boxes

Harmony Hampers (Callington) - Variety of hampers

Helford Creek (Helston) - Apple juice

Helsett Farm Cornish Ice Cream (Boscastle) - A range of 30 ice-creams, including Christmas flavours

Loddiswell Cheese (South Devon) - Cow and goat cheeses

Tamar Valley Beef and Lamb (Holsworthy) - Beef and lamb

Trenance Chocolates (Helston) - Milk, dark and white chocolates

Trewithen Cornish Farm Dairy (Lostwithiel) - Cream, milk, yoghurt, butter

Whalesborough Farm Foods (Bude) - Farm house cheeses

Cornwall Taste of the West is a £3 million Objective One umbrella project, funded by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) and private matched funding. It is part of the Taste of the West regional food group. Cornwall Taste of the West's four year project includes a trade development programme and a marketing grants scheme, available to small and medium sized food businesses that produce, sell or process foods in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Ginsters, based in Callington, is the country's largest producer of Cornish Pasties. Advertised nationally under the theme of 'Cornish Through and Through', Ginsters now has a range of over 40 different products, including slices, buffet bars, sausage rolls and fresh sandwiches. Ginsters has a policy of sourcing as many of its fresh ingredients as possible from local West Country farms.

Veronica Newport
npr
Tel: 01363 866927
Fax: 01363 866093
Mob: 07808 063053

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Jason Clark
Communications Adviser
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
objectiveone@cornwall.gov.uk

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