Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas:
For the ultimate in indulgent festive fare, with a unique Cornish twist, Trewithen Dairy are onceagain inviting Christmas cooks to take inspiration from their new and exclusive Cornish Clotted
Available to download from the Trewithen Dairy website, or as a 12 page booklet from selected independent retailers, each of the four recipes celebrates new and exciting ways of
cooking with Trewithen‟s delicious clotted cream.
From a rich and indulgent melt-in-your-mouth croquette canapé to a celebratory three course feast
including a deviously indulgent Saffron Doughnut with Trewithen Clotted Cream and Orange
custard, each of the recipes has been specially created for by Chef Jack Botha, a graduate and finalist of River Cottage‟s award-winning apprenticeship scheme and now Head Chef at the recently opened Hop Store Restaurant at The Old Ale House in Truro, Cornwall.
Francis Clarke of Trewithen Dairy comments: “You obviously can‟t beat a huge dollop of Cornish
Clotted Cream on your Christmas pudding but lots of people are unaware of this key ingredient’s
potential across all of the courses – especially at Christmas time when that extra richness is so
desired. Now in its third year, our Clotted Christmas menu is starting to become an annual
tradition with customers getting excited about who the chef will be and what the recipes will involve – so it’s extremely important to us that the recipes remain fresh and exciting.
Francis continues, “It is also imperative that the chefs we work with have the same passion for the
very best quality Cornish produce. Jack’s River Cottage background means that his commitment to working with quality seasonal produce is paramount and the recipes he has come up with for us this year are original, creative and nothing short of dazzlingly delicious! We hope our customers will enjoy recreating these dishes at home as well as discovering new and original ways of cooking with clotted cream this Christmas.”
Jack Botha, Head Chef at The Hop Store Restaurant: “We’ve been using Trewithen‟s delicious
clotted cream at The Hop Store, since we launched our restaurant and our River Cottage menu
back in September, as part of our commitment to innovating with top quality Cornish produce. So
when Trewithen approached us about working with them on their Clotted Christmas menu they
didn‟t have to ask twice – it seemed like the perfect partnership. I hope the recipes I have designed will inspire people to use clotted cream in new ways this Christmas and that they have as much fun eating them as I did in creating them.”
The dishes include:
Canapé: Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish Cheddar & Parsley Croquetta
Starter: Spiced Pumpkin Barley Risotto, enriched with Trewithen Clotted Cream and served
with Heritage Beetroot Crisps
Main: Hot Smoked Pheasant Breast, Trewithen Clotted Creamed Celeriac, Kale, Fennel &
Dessert: Saffron Doughnuts filled withTrewithen Clotted Cream and Orange Custard
Each day this week a recipe will appear on Eating Exeter starting today. Yes it might be a little late for Christmas Day, but there is still New Year’s Day!
Hang on…I’ve never heard of The Hop Store or Trewithen Dairy…
About Trewithen Dairy:
From its base at Greymare Farm in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, Trewithen Dairy produces and distributes a delicious range of milk, butter, yoghurt and Cornish clotted cream. A pioneering Cornish family business with a passion for regional provenance and a commitment to quality, each and every Trewithen product reflects the heritage of the Cornish dairy and the dedicated network of farmers who care for Trewithen‟s happy, healthy Cornish cows.
About The Hop Store Restaurant:
The recently opened Hop Store Restaurant is an exciting new food offer in the heart of Truro. With
the support of River Cottage, the Hop Store offers a relaxed, informal and delicious dining
experience. Head Chef Jack Botha, a graduate of the River Cottage award-winning apprenticeship
scheme, oversees the menu of hearty, rustic dishes, utilising high welfare, locally sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients. Supporting artisan Cornish producers like Trewithen Dairy, the Hop Store Restaurant strives to showcase the best local produce available. For more information, menus and availability at The Hop Store Restaurant please see http://www.oahtruro.com