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Ice cream

Summer wouldn’t be the same without ice cream. Cornwall has some great local producers brimming with cool flavours; try Treleaven’s Tutti Fruiti or Callestick Farm’s Butterscotch and Pecan.


Summer sizzlers

There’s nothing like a summer evening setting in with the smell of charcoal and grilled meat wafting through the air. You can’t go wrong with Kernow Sausages’ Barbeque Box; packed full of sausages, award-winning burgers and marinated pork fillet, all locally reared.


Best BBQ Beer

Accompany flame-grilled sausages, steaks and burgers with a fuller-flavoured, locally brewed ale such as Proper Job or Betty Stogs, whilst white, fleshy fish will work with something lighter such as Penpont’s Cornish Gold or Chalky’s Bite from Sharp’s.


Cornish Pasty

The Cornish Pasty Association says genuine Cornish pasties are crimped on the side and filled with roughly cut chunks of beef, swede, potato, onion and a light peppery seasoning – no summer holiday would be complete without one.


Fresh fish and seafood

Whether its Padstow lobsters, line-caught mackerel from St Ives or a simple crab sandwich, make sure you get your hands on some Cornish fish and shellfish this summer. Caught and landed right here on our doorstep – it doesn’t get much fresher than that!


Refreshing Summer Sips

Packed with floral tones and zesty fresh pressed lemon, Cornish Orchards’ Elderflower Pressé is perfect served cold with a slice of lemon. Or simply add gin, a splash of apple juice, crushed ice and a kick of fresh mint for a delicious summer cocktail!


The Perfect Picnic

Us Brits do love a good picnic, don’t we? I like to take the simple approach and pop into my local farm shop or deli to pick out a selection of my favourite cold meats and cheeses. I usually go for Cornish Yarg, wonderfully pungent Keltic Gold and Deli Farm’s garlic salami. Throw in some freshly baked bread, a bottle of bubbly and you’ve got the perfect picnic to share with friends!


Seasonal fruit and veg.

Feed your family with fresh, seasonal food from local growers and producers. Cornish Food Market’s Best of British Box offers a selection of seasonal fruit and veg delivered direct to your door!


Cornish Cream Tea

If you’re visiting Cornwall in summer, there is one thing you should know – sampling a Cornish cream tea is compulsory! My favourite places are cafés by the sea that serve homemade scones with Rodda’s clotted cream and Boddington’s strawberry jam: heaven.


Cornwall Food & Drink Festival.

Running from 28 – 30 September at Lemon Quay in Truro, this is Cornwall’s largest celebration of local food and drink; a feast of cooking tips and demonstrations. Visitors can learn how to make tasty dishes using local produce and watch Cornwall’s top chefs in action. Best of all, it’s free!