From coast-side dining to mouth-watering souvenirs, if there’s one thing Cornwall does well (apart from its stunning landscape, of course) it’s the foodie scene.
And, over recent years, the food and drinks industry has exploded in the Duchy, with talented chefs and artisans firmly placing it on the map as a must-try destination for local products and tasty experiences.
That means finding the perfect gift for your foodie friends and family members has never been easier. In fact, we’ve even pulled together the ultimate guide to help get you started, with our top Cornish gifts for foodies, right here:
The taste of the sea
It’s all about flavour without fuss when it comes to the locally-loved Cornish Sea Salt Co. This mineral-rich salt is hand-harvested off the coast of Cornwall and, today, you can choose from numerous flavours to add a little kick to your cooking. You can even stack smaller taste pots for the perfect stocking filler.
A festive tipple
Most of us have a gin lover in our lives and, fortunately, Cornwall is home to numerous award-winning distilleries – including Tarquin’s Cornish Gin. This celebrated gin isn’t made far from our doorstep, and it’s a popular choice behind the bar. For a festive twist, check out their Figgy Pudding flavour.
Life’s simple pleasures
For the chocolate addicts, don’t forget to check out Josh’s Chocolate. This relatively new brand came to life in 2019 and is now a household name across the county. And with flavours dubbed the likes of ‘A show under the Stars’ and ‘Barefoot on the Beach’, each and every bite (and even down to the artistic wrappers) is inspired by Cornwall.
The gift that keeps giving
Slather the taste of Cornwall onto toast, dribble it over pancakes or smother it onto crackers with cheese; The Cornish Larder has it all. From preserves to desert sauces, there’s a little something on the menu for every palate (all made using Cornish ingredients). If you want to give your loved one a little extra, sign them up for a Cornish Food Club subscription – each month, they’ll get a jar from the range, plus two products from other Cornish artisan producers.
A taste infusion
Does your giftee like to experiment with new and exciting flavours in the kitchen? Treat them to a bottle of artisan oil from Hard Pressed Cornwall. From oils with heat to oils for roasties, they won’t have to reach for the jar of seasonings again.
For the crafter
Is there a crafter among your friends and family who would just love to have a go at making their own gin? Well, Colwith Farm Distillery has made it super easy for them, with everything they need to get started in this gin-making kit. Not only will they have some great-tasting, botanically-infused gin at the end, it’ll also be totally unique to them.
The cracker on top
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without crackers and cheese (let’s be honest) and, while we often spend a lot of time thinking about the fromage, we shouldn’t underestimate the importance of the crunch that complements it. So, give your loved one the gift of perfect crackers this festive season with Popti – all handmade in small batches with proper Cornish ingredients.
A dining experience in the Cornish countryside
Want to give your foodie friend a break from the kitchen and leave the cooking to someone else for once? Treat them to a gift voucher for The Plume of Feathers. We’re all about classic pub food with an imaginative twist, and our countryside venue encompasses the true meaning of rustic charm. Using only the best of seasonal ingredients from local suppliers to bring the taste of Cornwall straight to your plate, it’s a foodie’s dream.
You can find out more about The Plume of Feathers, right here – or, to discover our ocean-side venue Lewinnick Lodge, in Newquay, click here.