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26 September 2014

Visitors love Cornwall because of the amazing food and drink

It wasn’t long ago that the only thing you could find that could be classed as truly Cornish in Cornwall as far produce was concerned was clotted cream and pasties.

Just around the corner a change was coming.

Anyone can find Cornish milk in shops when they’re holidaying in luxury self-catering UK Cornwall cottages now. Additionally 20% of Cornish milk is now used as ingredients to make some superb cheeses, including Cornish Blue, the county’s first blue cheese, first produced in 2001 and achieving the ultimate accolade of Supreme World Champion just a few years later.

Cornwall is now the proud home to three major breweries and numerous micro-breweries winning a plethora of awards between them too.

So it’s hardly surprising that results from a recent study, Cornwall Food & Drink discovered that a resounding 98% of people made positive associations with Cornish produce and around 80% of the research population who holiday in the county said that the food and drink impacts their decision to come here.

For those who adore the fine produces of Cornwall the largest yearly celebration that is devoted to 100% Cornish food and drink will be hitting the county today.

This year, the event organisers have mixed things up a bit, starting with a fresh look and a brand new name. Wave goodbye to the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival and say hello to the Great Cornish Food Festival.

It’s all happening on Truro’s Lemon Quay from Friday to Sunday, September 26-28, and visitors are set for a real treat. The event is still managed by Cornwall Food & Drink but reflects the contemporary style of the award-winning Great Cornish Food Book.

The festival celebrates its 11th year this year, and is still free of charge. You can expect a shows topping line-up of chefs and food experts from Cornwall and an assortment of fine produce, over three days that are sure to whet your appetite.

To find out more information go to: greatcornishfood.co.uk/festival.

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