It is often said that no visit to Cornwall would be complete without trying some of its iconic treats: A Cornish pasty, a cream tea topped with Rodda’s clotted cream or a freshly baked saffron bun to name but a few. While these treats are a delicious part of Cornwall’s food and drink scene, why stop there?
Our holidays are the perfect chance to try something new and now, as well discovering stunning locations and world famous beaches, Cornwall is quickly becoming the place to visit for the ultimate foodie experience.
With a long history in fishing, farming and agriculture, Cornwall has always been known for producing quality fruit and vegetables, fresh seafood, and prime meat & dairy products. But alongside its great supply of ingredients, Cornwall is also home to a diverse range of award-winning food and drinks companies.
On any day out in Cornwall, you can see how Cornish ice cream is made at the Roskilly’s or Callestick dairy farms, enjoy coffee and freshly baked goods for breakfast from an array of artisan bakeries and cafes based in Falmouth or sample Cornish fudges of every flavour at the traditional Buttermilk Confectionary shops in Padstow and Port Isaac.
With locally made ales, beers, wine and world-renowned cider stocked in nearly every bar and restaurant across the county, enjoying a drink by the sea has never been easier. Try a sunny evening at the Cornish Cyder Farm to find out the story behind Healey’s Classic cider or for wine fans, spend a day touring the slopes of the Camel Valley Vineyard.
Cornwall based chefs, including household names Nathan Outlaw, Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver, have taken inspiration from their surroundings and the fantastic supply of local ingredients by setting up their own restaurants, creating signature dishes, and joining the very best in Cornish dining.
From sweet to savoury, Cornwall creates everything from traditional country favourites to more unusual tastes of chilli sauces, seaweed, confectionary and Cornish sea salt.
Throughout the year, The Great Cornish Food Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival, and Newlyn Fish Festival are just a few of the many food and drink celebrations taking place across the county to showcase the culinary delights Cornwall has to offer.
Don’t take our word for it, visit Cornwall and try the food for yourself.