When it comes to creating the perfect Cornish hamper, the key lies in selecting the finest and most authentic products that represent the rich culinary heritage of Cornwall. From savoury delights to sweet treats, this blog will take you on a journey through ten must-try Cornish products that will elevate your hamper to new heights. Get ready to excite your taste buds with these exceptional offerings from the stunning region of Cornwall.
No Cornish hamper can be considered truly complete without the addition of the exquisite Cornish clotted cream. Crafted from the finest local milk, this velvety delight offers a sumptuously smooth texture that effortlessly enhances the flavours of freshly baked scones or adds a touch of decadence to any luscious dessert. The traditional Rodda's Cornish clotted cream is a true testament to quality, made using rich local cream and adorned with a delightful golden crust. What sets this clotted cream apart is its commitment to using 100% Cornish milk, resulting in a thick and indulgent consistency that is simply perfect for dolloping. Whether you're treating yourself to a traditional cream tea, creating a delicious dessert, or whipping up a sweet bake, Rodda's Cornish clotted cream serves as the ultimate finishing touch.
Hailing from the historic tin mines of Cornwall, the Cornish pasty stands as a true culinary symbol of the region. Its origins dating back centuries, this handcrafted delicacy is a must-try for those seeking an authentic taste of Cornwall. Made with a delectable combination of tender beef, potatoes, onions, and swede, each bite of this savoury pastry delivers a satisfying explosion of flavours.
At Classic Cornish Hampers, we take great pride in offering a range of delicious pasties that cater to various dietary preferences. For the meat lovers, our classic premium steak pasties are crafted with the finest ingredients, ensuring a rich and succulent filling encased in a golden, flaky crust. For those following a plant-based lifestyle, our Mediterranean vegan pasties provide a delightful combination of vibrant vegetables and aromatic herbs, proving that indulgence knows no bounds.
We understand the importance of inclusivity, which is why we also offer gluten-free pasties, ensuring that everyone can experience the joy of biting into a perfectly crafted Cornish pasty. No one should miss out on the sheer deliciousness and comfort that this iconic treat brings.
Cornwall's reputation as a haven for traditional cider production is well-deserved. Indulge in the exquisite flavours of locally grown apples with a bottle of Cornish cider, crafted to perfection and reflecting the bounty of the region's fertile orchards.
One of the beloved favourites is Rattler from Healeys. Their range offers a variety of options, from the original Cornish Rattler Cider to their mulled cider, which can be enjoyed both hot and cold, spreading warmth and delight in every sip.
If you prefer a refreshing cider with a touch of elegance, Cornish Orchards Golden Cider is a sparkling delight. Its crispness and long finish make it the perfect choice for those seeking a sophisticated cider experience. For those looking for a burst of fruity goodness, Cornish Orchards Blush Cider offers a delightful blend that combines the tangy sweetness of berries with the natural cider base.
Drawing inspiration from the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Cornish sea salt is carefully harvested by hand using traditional methods, preserving its natural minerals and distinct flavour. Embrace the essence of Cornwall by sprinkling this exceptional salt on your favourite dishes, elevating their taste and infusing them with a touch of authentic Cornish flavour.
Cornish Sea Salt, brought to you by the Cornish Sea Salt Co, captures the freshness of the Atlantic Ocean. Unlike traditional salt flakes, Cornish Sea Salt Crystals possess a moister and chunkier texture, ensuring they stay crunchy for longer. This unique quality makes them perfect for adding a burst of mineral-rich flavour to a wide range of savoury dishes.
Crafted by bees who have gathered nectar from the vibrant wildflowers and fragrant heather that grace Cornwall's picturesque countryside, Cornish honey is a true testament to nature's bounty. This exquisite honey showcases a unique flavour that captures the essence of the region. Kings Orchard Clear Black Bee Honey is a remarkable example of Cornish honey at its finest. Raw and cold-filtered, it preserves the natural goodness and subtle floral notes of the hedgerows. What sets this honey apart is the presence of infused pollen, which is believed to offer benefits for hay fever sufferers. Each spoonful of this delicious honey is a delightful blend of flavour and wellness.
Satiate your sweet cravings with the velvety goodness of Cornish fudge. Crafted with time-honoured recipes and a passion for perfection, this delectable treat is sure to melt in your mouth. Indulge in a delightful assortment of flavours, ranging from the timeless allure of vanilla to the irresistible allure of rich chocolate.
For the ultimate fudge experience, look no further than the Buttermilk Assorted Fudge. This thoughtfully curated selection showcases Cornwall's finest fudge flavours, including the classic vanilla, indulgent chocolate, and the delightful combination of rum and raisin. Each piece is a testament to the artisanal craftsmanship and dedication to quality that Buttermilk is known for.
Embark on a gin-tasting adventure with the remarkable artisanal gins that Cornwall has to offer. Capturing the essence of the region's stunning coastal landscape, Cornish gins are a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of local distilleries.
One exceptional choice that stands out is the Pink Cornish Rock Gin. Handcrafted in small batches to ensure the utmost quality, this gin is a true testament to the art of distillation. Its botanical blend, carefully curated to evoke the flavours of the Cornish coast, is complemented by the use of pristine Cornish spring water. The addition of fresh and zingy citrus fruits adds a refreshing twist to every sip. To add a touch of elegance, this gin is finished off with the inclusion of red Champagne grapes, creating a unique and delightful flavour.
Indulge in the rich and flavourful world of Cornish cheese with our recommendation of Semi Mature Cornish Gouda. This exceptional cheese is aged for 5-6 months, allowing it to develop a creamy smooth texture that melts in your mouth.
With its easy eating flavour, Semi Mature Cornish Gouda is a true delight for cheese enthusiasts. Its balanced taste profile combines hints of nuttiness with a subtle tang, making it a versatile choice for any occasion. Pair it with your favourite pickles, preserves, or chutney for a delightful flavour combination that will leave your taste buds dancing.
No culinary journey through Cornwall is complete without indulging in the classic Cornish cream tea, and at Classic Cornish Hampers, we've got you covered with our irresistible selection of freshly baked scones. Made with love and care, our scones are the perfect accompaniment to a traditional cream tea experience.
Sink your teeth into our light and fluffy plain scones, crafted using traditional recipes that have been passed down through generations. Each scone is a delightful balance of buttery goodness and delicate crumb, providing the ideal canvas for the star of the show: thick and velvety clotted cream.
Will you follow the Cornish tradition of adding a dollop of strawberry jam before indulging, or will you break the rules and savour the cream first? The choice is yours, but the satisfaction is guaranteed.
Enhance the sweetness of your hamper with a tempting assortment of Cornish chocolates. Created with meticulous care and an unwavering passion for chocolate, these handcrafted delights epitomise the rich heritage of chocolate-making in Cornwall. Whether you crave the timeless allure of milk chocolate or seek a unique and indulgent experience like the Eton Mess chocolate, there's something to satisfy every chocolate lover's palate.