We love these food and drink producers who we think really showcase the best of fresh Yorkshire produce.
The Little Red Berry Company
Set up in 2011 by owner Rachel Jamieson, The Little Red Berry Company produces a range of alcoholic liqueurs and flavoured gins. Drinks are made in the traditional way by maturing fruit and sugar within spirits to produce deliciously easy-drinking tipples.
Fruit used is sourced from local farmers and the finished drinks are all bottled by hand. Options to try include Damson Gin Liqueur and Strawberry Vodka Liqueur, which we think are great choices for a refreshing cocktail!
A range of top notch fruitcakes that are handcrafted in Sheffield by baker Jane Stammers. There are 4 different flavours available – Ginger Tingle is steeped in Jamaica Ginger Cake Liqueur while Cherry Orchard is bursting with Cherry Bakewell Tart Liqueur!
Cinnamon Pippin is spiced with Cinnamon Apple Crumble Liqueur and Coco Bazaar is a rich chocolate fruit cake that is laced with Rose Geranium & Turkish Delight Liqueur. We love the beautiful presentation tins which make great gifts!
Three Little Pigs
A range of high quality chorizo and salami (the pork is finely trimmed so doesn’t have the chewy bits) that is made by the Clarkson Family using rare breed, free range Yorkshire pigs. The 6 varieties of chorizo and salami are all hand-made in small batches on the family farm (which has been in the Clarkson family for 5 generations).
The Little Chocolate Shop
A chocolate factory and shop which is based in Leyburn and uses only the finest quality Belgian chocolate. You can watch expert chocolatiers make a delicious range of tempting treats then purchase some to sample at home. Chocolates available includes individual chocolates, bars and even chocolate pizzas and shoes.
The Wensleydale Creamery has been based in Hawes since 1897 and handcrafts Wensleydale Creamery using local milk. This iconic cheese (beloved by Wallace and Gromit) is only made in Wensleydale and is beautifully creamy and crumbly. A number of other varieties of cheese are also produced at the creamery as well as Yorkshire yoghurt and butter.
Brymor Ice Cream
Brymor Icecream is nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, producing Real Dairy Ice Cream since 1984 from their herd of pedigree Guernsey cows. The resulting ice cream is wonderfully creamy and available from a selection of shops and ice cream parlours throughout Yorkshire. We highly recommend a visit to the Brymor Icecream Parlour next to the beautiful Jervaulx Abbey to sample some of the 35 flavours available.
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil produce a range of oils, dressings and mayonnaise using rapeseed grown on their own farm in the Yorkshire Wolds. Oils are produced by Cold Pressing which releases the oil from the seeds in a natural, chemical free way and varieties include black pepper, mixed herb and chilli. Rapeseed oil is perfect for cooking with as well as drizzling on salads and using as a dipping oil.
Bracken Hill Fine Foods
This family business was launched in 2004 and is based in Elverton near York. They produce a range of delicious jams, chutneys and preserves to suit all tastes and many of the fruits used (including apples, pears and quinces) are grown at the family’s own orchard. Other ingredients such as soft fruits and even chilli are sourced from local Yorkshire farmers.
A Reeth based business that uses only traditional methods within their artisan cheese factory. The cheese is made with rich whole milk from Bedale and then aged until 6 to 8 weeks old.
It was recently voted one of Yorkshire’s six best Christmas cheeses by Yorkshire Life magazine.
Yorkshire Heart Vineyard and Brewery
This award-winning family run vineyard and brewery is based in Nun Monkton, a pictureque village between Harrogate and York. Wine is produced on-site from grape to grass with red, white and sparkling varieties available.
7 varieties of craft beers (plus a couple of specials each month) are produced in the brewery and tours and tastings of the vineyard and brewery are available throughout the year.
Of course the best way to sample the best Yorkshire food and drink is on a visit to the region! To book your stay visit www.gorgeouscottages.com or give us a call on 01642 263249.