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The stuff of childhood memories – Cornish Ice Cream

July is National ice cream month in the US and we thought we would use this opportunity to shout about Cornwall’s fantastic ice cream makers and chat to three brands that we stock here at the Great Cornish Food Store… The stuff of childhood memories, real Cornish ice cream is a heavenly treat, a reminder […]

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English Wine Week – celebrating Cornish winemakers

Who’d have thought that this remote county in the far west of England would be as well known in some circles for its wine as it is in others for its clotted cream and pasties? Yet tucked amongst the winding lanes and windblown hills are a number of award-winning vineyards creating white, rose, red wines […]

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Investment boost for Cornish food, drink, fishing and farming

From farming to fishing, fine wines to mature cheeses, land to sea, bean to bar… Cornish food and drink is rich and varied and renowned far and wide for its quality. But the industry is also facing headwinds in the shape of subsidy reform, the need to decarbonise, cost pressures and labour shortages. Here at […]

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Cheese of the month – November – Quicke’s

Every now and then we venture across the Tamar to Devon to supplement our range of fantastic Cornish produce. We do this only when the quality is exceptional and there is no Cornish product of equivalent type or quality.  Quicke’s magnificent clothbound cheeses, hand-made on their farm just outside Exeter, fall into this category because […]

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From South African succulents clinging to cliff faces to rose gardens at the tip of the county – Tim Hubbard talks to us about the Secret Gardens of Cornwall

Tim Hubbard’s first book ‘The Great Gardens of Cornwall’ focussed on the big estate and National Trust gardens that are famous in springtime when magnolias bloom and garden-loving visitors flock to Cornwall. His new book delves into the lesser known, ‘secret’ gardens in the county and the people behind them. “I wrote ‘The Great Gardens […]

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Let the Fun Be-Gin – blog from Mount Bay Distillery

Read on for a fun overview of all that is Gin, a blog post from one of our suppliers Mount Bay Distillery… Introduction… Gin, a timeless spirit that has captivated generations, continues to reign supreme in the world of mixology. This versatile and complex beverage, with its intriguing botanical profile, has delighted palates and become […]

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Celebrating Our Fantastic Fishmongers…

The importance of skilled fishmongers… THE IMPORTANCE OF SKILLED FISHMONGERS… Did you know that the first known use of the word ‘fishmonger’ was from the 15th Century? Meaning for centuries, fishmongers have been a central part of towns and villages around the country. Here in Cornwall, the early hunter gatherers would have found a diversity […]

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St Ewe are attempting a world record and they need your help!

St Ewe Free Range Eggs are attempting a world record: The greatest distance to carry an egg in one week around the Cornish coastal path. To learn more or to get involved hop on over to the St Ewe social media accounts or visit their website HERE. For the week of the race, we will […]

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Introducing Fish For Thought

Sustainability, Provenance, Health & Convenience – Fish For Thought Paul Trudgian, founder of Fish For Thought is proud of his Cornish roots and although he was brought up outside the county, he was always drawn back to Cornwall with his love of the ocean and fishing. “For my last role in big businesses I was […]

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Cheese of the Month – try something new!

Did you know we stock over 40 Cornish cheeses on our Deli counter? Each month we celebrate one of our amazing cheese suppliers as our in store Cheese of the Month and during the month we invite the cheese maker into the Great Cornish Food Store to offer a customer tasting session and we sample […]

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