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When the sun is shining, there is nothing better that an adventure with a beautiful picnic. This hamper is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and treating your loved one on a special occasion.
Your Picnic Hamper will include...
- Honey Roast Ham 200g
Using pork locally reared by Tom Lockwood of Lashbrook Farm, Talaton and Andrew Freemantle of Kenniford Farm, Clyst St Mary, our deli team coat the ham joint with natural honey and cloves and cook until juicy and golden brown.
- Milano Salami 100g
Based on the classical Milanese recipe with carefully selected and cured pure pork, finely minced with a light dash of pepper and garlic - a timeless classic.
- Vicky's Bread Bordelaise Loaf
Vicky Harford and her husband produce slow rise, French style, artisan sourdough breads which take great skill to prepare. The natural fermentation of the sourdough cultures need to be carefully replenished every day to create her incredible bordelaise loaf.
- The Olive Branch Antipasti 250g
Based in the Haldon Hills, the Olive Branch has been supplying Darts Farm with top quality olives, sun dried tomatoes and antipasti for over 15 years. Using their own recipes, Sue and her small team believe in using traditional methods and natural curing to make their delicious products. Their incredible antipasti uses a classic Italian recipe - artichokes, olives, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, onions, cornichons, sweet peppers and garlic coated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and herbs.
- Willies Cacao Milk Chocolate Praline Truffles with Sea Salt (4 pack)
Willie Harcourt-Cooze, artisan chocolate expert, is the only British chocolate producer to import and roast his own raw cacao beans to create award-winning confectionary. Carefully overseeing every stage, from growing & specially selecting the beans on his Venezuelan farm to slowly roasting them in his factory in Willand, Cullompton, Willie makes chocolate that is an absolute treat for the palate!
- Luscombe Sicilian Lemonade 27cl x2
- Cornish Blue 200g
From their farm on Bodmin Moor near Liskard, Phillip and Carol Stansfield hand craft a blue cheese like none other. Cornish Blue differs in characteristics to more traditional English blues such as Stilton or Dorset Vinny. Designed to be eaten as a young cheese, it is mild and creamy with a dense, sticky texture – attributes that earned it the accolade of ‘Supreme Champion’ at the World Cheese Awards in 2010. Once the milk from their Holstein-Friesian cows has been dry salted and set into moulds, it is pieced to allow naturally occurring moulds to work their magic and break down the interior of the cheese and then matured for 12 to 14 weeks – resulting in a unique flavour. We most enjoy talking cheese with Phillip up at Sandy Park whilst watching the Exeter Chiefs play his former club Sale Sharks.
- Sharpham Brie 200g
On the glorious Sharpham estate, nestled amongst the banks of the River Dart near Totnes, Mark Sharman and his team take fresh raw milk from their herd of Jersey cows and apply it to a recipe that’s been unique to the creamery since 1981. The curds are hand ladled into moulds, turned regularly and then brined and left to develop a furry white coat. The end result is a Coulommiers style mould ripened soft cheese that is often likened to a Brie. When ripe, Sharpham oozes a creamy rich and buttery interior that is often imitated but never bettered. Mark often joins us here at Darts Farm to share his knowledge and passion for artisan cheese and English wine.
- Quicke's Cheddar 200g
If there’s any cheese that truly represents the taste of Devon it’s Quickes. The Quicke family have been stewards of ‘Home Farm’ in Crediton for almost 500 years, with Mary Quicke now holding the mantle and pioneering the way in farmhouse cheddar production. Mary’s cheese is metaphorical of her ethos ‘farm as if you’re going to live forever’, and with generations of experience and craftmanship behind her, she is able to capture the best expression of the grass, soil and seasons. Each day, once their unique herd of dairy cows have been milked, the cheese is ‘started’ with a live-culture that has remained unchanged for years and encompasses the biodiversity of the farm. A natural rennet is then added to separate the curds from the whey and the cheddaring process begins. The cheeses are then matured for up to two years in their ‘Cathedral of Cheese’, where they are carefully monitored and turned every 10 days. Our relationship with Quickes goes back to when Mary used to sell cheese to our mother, Enid, many decades ago!
ADD SOME SPARKLE TO YOUR PICNIC
- Pebble Bed Sparkling Rose £25
Crafted just a mile from here, our dear friend Geoff Bowen launched Pebblebed as a community project in 1999. His immense passion for sustainable viticulture along with the role of food and drink in our community meant that Pebblebed grew into the award winning vineyard it is today. Sadly, Geoff passed away in 2018 leaving his wife Anna and head winemaker Alex to continue to pursue his dream of creating exceptional English wines. A blend of Seyval Blanc and Rondo, this fizz is a wonderful salmon pink colour, with an excellent creamy mouse, delicate red berry and rose petal flavours balancing the fresh acidity.
*At times hamper contents may vary due to stock availability, but items will be replaced with products of the same or higher value and quality.
*Please note, wooden crate in picture is not included.