You can’t deny the draw of Cornwall’s culinary creations. From the ubiquity of the world famous pasty and Cornish cream tea to a huge range of artisan products grown, made, cultivated and manufactured on Cornish soil – the county’s foodie destination status is well deserved.
From distilleries and breweries to farms, dairies, bakeries – and even a tea plantation – Cornwall’s array of drink and foodstuffs will make your stay all the more delicious.
Take a tour of one of south Cornwall’s vineyards, stock up on goodies to take home or gift family and friends – or simply find your flavour at a local café, restaurant or deli and enjoy!
Here’s some of what’s on offer throughout south Cornwall’s food and drinks scene…
From Feast Nights to tours, tastings and shopping, Knightor provides visitors with a fabulous range of wine-based experiences.
Situated in Trethurgy near St Austell, the winery uses a combination of English and Cornish grapes to produce premium quality, limited production wines and vermouth.
Looe Valley Vineyard
Offering tours, tastings and visits (by prior arrangement) to sample their lip-smacking selection of local wines, Looe Valley Vineyard currently presents Bacchus, Schönburger, Frühburgunder and Solaris for the discerning palate.
The Chocolate Factory and Craft Centre
Head toward Mullion Cove for a sweet taste of Cornwall, where a world of treats eagerly awaits.
Watch the chocolatiers produce a fine array of Belgian chocolate products, which are available to sample and buy along with local skincare brand, Honey Cosmetics, fused glass by Zoe Schoning, and a range of crafts, jewellery and gifts at on-site outlets, Mullion Mades, Serendipity and Rock Paper Scissors.
Just don’t forget to say hello to the resident llamas…
Curio Spirits Company
Fusing fabulous flavours from their Mullion distillery, The Curios Spirits Company creates craft spirits jam-packed with natural botanicals that titillate the taste buds during a delightfully sensory drinking experience.
Producing quadruple distilled gins and vodkas, they effortlessly capture and bottle the Cornish outdoors by hand foraging along the local cliff tops to create the luscious likes of Curio Curio Rock Samphire Gin, Cardamom Vodka, Curio Cocoa Nib Vodka and Curio Cornish Cup: a traditional British Navy punch-inspired drink that provides the perfect party tipple.
The Cornish Seaweed Company
Self-professed ‘mad about seaweed’, the original Certified Organic Cornish company sustainably harvests an assortment of seaweeds to produce everything from seaweed salt to sea salad and even a gloriously indulgent seaweed bath bag.
The award-winning vineyard produces a lip smacking range of, rosé, sparkling and white wines from Cornish grown grapes that are available at a number of stockists, online and from their sun-spilled St Ewe vineyard, where tours and tastings are also seasonally available.
The brilliant bean-to-bar chocolatiers are based near Penryn and produce exquisite, small-batches of hand made craft chocolate bars using the best, unrefined ingredients.
Ethically sourcing their cocoa beans from 100% organically grown and pesticide-free crops, the resulting chocolate is truly to-die-for and comes in a mouth watering variety – from Cornish Honeycomb 50% milk to Caramelised Nibbed Cacao 70% Dark, Wild Gorse Flower 50% Milk, and Pure 100% Dark.
Wasted Apple Co
Cornish craft cider created from fruit that would otherwise go to waste is at the core of this innovative company, whose hand crafted and ‘handsome’ offerings can be purchased and picked up or delivered from their St Austell brewery.
Reducing food miles, buying locally and minimising waste are all central to the company’s fantastic working ethos, whose eco-friendly credentials are just as pleasing as every scrumptious guzzle.
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