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At events across the country, Food from Argyll producers are bringing a taste of the West Coast of Scotland to new audiences. Great tasting, freshly prepared dishes.
Hillbred beef lamb and venison, fresh seafood from Argyll’s coast and sea lochs, cheese from grass fed dairy herds, puddings made with the finest ingredients, herbs and vegetable grown with the help of our temperate gulf stream – all prepared and served by the people who produce them as they would in their own homes and farmhouses.
Tradition merged with plenty of passion and innovation bring the Food from Argyll area alive with people loving the food and enjoying the ‘craik’.
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Try fresh oysters, hot cullen skink, steamed mussels, grilled salmon rolls and smoked salmon pasta. Bringing our famous produce available through our mail order service and at our Farm Shop and Oyster Bar at Cairndow (near Inveraray) nearer to you.a
At Barbreck Farms, near Lochgilphgead, we raise and finish all our own cattle and sheep. With our own on-farm butchery and chilled storage, we have as much control over the quality of the meat you buy as is possible. Marketing through Farmers’ Markets, weekly local deliveries and mail order we supply the best quality meat with a reliable service.
Try our range of decadently delicious puddings, made using the wide-ranging and wholesome produce of the West Coast of Scotland. Our heart-warming and flavoursome food is made with care using fresh free range eggs and Scottish cream in the kitchen at Achnabreck Farm. With an established name in the outside catering industry, Bumble Puddings serve up a line of traditional dishes with a twist at festivals, weddings and events. We market through local shops, farmers’ markets and food festivals.
Our venison and pheasant products are sourced from our own deerstalking business and from local pheasant shoots. This allows us to have full history and age of each carcass - each carcass is hung in refrigeration according to the age of each animal in order to provide a consistent product. Our produce is available from our larder at Balagowan or from local Farmers Markets. From small dinner parties to large weddings - for all your venison requirements contact Winston Churchill Venison.
The deep flavour and pungent aroma from our organic, and biodyamically grown, herbs, salad leaves and vegetables, is largely to do with their system of growing. Based on the Isle of Arran Kingscross Herbs have a complete range of freshly picked cooking herbs, salad herbs and lettuces plus other vegetables including Arran Victory potatoes. As well as a local and national delivery service, our produce is available at various local shops, cafés and restaurants. Contact Kingscross Herbs.
Inverloch Cheese Company is based in Campbeltown Argyll where we produce a range of cheeses including our Gold award winning Drumloch cheddar and our original Inverloch goats cheddar. We are also renowned for our unique Gigha Fruit cheeses, our Taste Of Gigha truckles and our creamy Kintyre Brie.
At festivals and Events we provide our Incomparable Macaroni Cheese or Cauliflower cheese and Roasted Cheese on Toast. We also Chargrill our Argyll and Pure Beefburgers made with only the very best of fresh ingredients and topped with our own Drumloch Cheddar.
Stronmagachan farm covers a high hill area between Inveraray and Dalmally. Ruaridh MacKay shepherds traditional blackface sheep which graze on wild grasses and heather.
The lambs and other seasonal local produce is sold through the Eden Deli in Inveraray which is run by Ruaridhs wife Alison. Alison makes delicious lamb stovies which are sold from the Deli and at events.
Homeground Coffee Ltd is a small family-run artisan coffee roastery near Cardoss on the banks of the Clyde. Alastair, a self confessed coffee geek, does all the roasting.
"The flavours you can get from a great single-origin coffee, freshly roasted and expertly brewed can be staggering - peaches to berries to chocolate to name but a few" he says. Homeground Coffee Ltd is a favorite at Scottish Farmers Markets and also via mail order. With top quality beans, freshly roasted and prepared with care we pride ourselves on being able to brew the best fresh coffee in just about any location.
Inverawe Smokehouses is one of the very few remaining smokeries to still use proper traditional smoking methods. Each side is hung over open, oak-log fires and left to take up the smoke slowly and gently.
The difference is in the flavour and the creation of a smooth smokiness, succulent texture and perfect finish. Simply crafted by Scotland’s Specialists our range of smoked fish, pates, meats and finest accompaniments are available via mail-order, through top niche delicatessens and at our smokery shop in Argyll. We hold Her Majesty the Queen’s Royal Warrant and are one of Rick Steins Food Hero’s. Our products are multiple award winners.
I have been making preserves since I can remember, accumulating recipes from family and friends, new and ancient cookery books.
More recently I have launched a range of diabetic chutneys and jams alongside my more unusual marmalades. I use locally sourced ingredients where possible and seasonal flavours to create an ever more evolving range of taste bud tantalising treats.
The Argyll Smokery is based in Dunoon, on the picturesque Cowal peninsula, just near the shores of the Holy Loch and the famous river Clyde on the West Coast of Scotland.
We are a family run Artisan smokery, specializing in creating succulent smoked foods in small handcrafted batches. We take our time and use only the best of ingredients to give you a true taste sensation.
Henshelwood’s Award winning chutneys, mustards, savory jellies and jams are handmade on the Isle of Bute. We add nothing artificial and use ingredients sourced as locally as possible.
We have won Gold Great Taste Awards for the last six years in a row (five different wards in year 2010). The taste is as near to homemade as is possible to get and with many unusual flavour combinations our products are an ideal addition to any chefs larder. Available in jars, also available in food service tubs for commercial kitchens. SALSA Accredited. Flavour and Flair preserved!
Oban Chocolate Company has been producing and retailing unique hand made chocolates since 2003. All of our chocolates are made using traditional, artisan techniques at our premises in Oban, with flavours ranging from Cranachan to Crème Brulee, Apricot to Apple Crumble
Café and Shop with viewing window into factory, and we offer children’s workshops throughout the holiday. New ‘Scottish Artisan’ range being launched to the wholesale market this year.
Chrystal hand bakes her shortbread to an old family recipe handed down from her mother’s side of the family. This is bakes using only the finest locally sourced ingredients and the packed in beautiful contemporary packaging. Hand baked, hand cut, hand packaged.
We are a family run, traditional bakery making homemade cakes, puddings and preserves. All our products are made without adding any artificial additives or preservatives. We use local free range aggs and organic ingredients where we can. Our products are availabe from various Farmers markets and through various retail outlets in Argyll.
Kintrye Preserves is a range of artisan preserves, traditionally produced by hand in small batches at Kaplakriki, overlooking Campbeltown Loch. All jams, marmalades and chutneys are free of additives, made from finest ingreditents, and cater for the traditional to the more adventurous palates.
Fyne Ales is located on a working farm in Argyll at the head of Loch Fyne, an area renowned for its excellent natural produce. We are a team who are passionate about brewing outstanding and progressive craft ales. Combining only the best malted barley and hops from around the world with the soft highland water from the hills surrounding the brewery, we make beers that are distinctive and full of flavour.