The Lake District is famed for its regional speciality food as much as for the poet William Wordsworth and children’s writer Beatrix Potter, who both must have been familiar with the recipes influenced by the 16th century Caribbean Trading ships which docked on Cumbria’s west coast bringing spices, rum and exotic fruits. Westmorland Chutney bursts with such ingredients, as does Rum Butter, much preferred in the North to it southern counterpart Brandy Butter.
Hawkshead Relish also use rare indigenous crops such as Lyth Valley Damsons, used in sweet as well as savoury preserves, harvested from small Lakeland farmsteads in south Cumbria.
All are free from Preservatives, Colourings and Artificial Flavourings. All are gluten free, nut free and vegetarian.