Cumberland Sausage PGI
Unfortunately for him there isn’t a designation for Hetton Le Hole Sausages. This does allow him to make sausages in all shapes and sizes though. The Cumberland Sausage come in two styles, a fat, coiled, meaty feast up to 50cm long and a long curved sausage.
In the 18th century the port of Whitehaven was the third largest of the Uk. Trading with the Americas and Africa brought great wealth and great spices too. During that time, the area now known as Cumbria was introduced to black pepper, ginger and nutmeg as well as other foodstuffs such as molasses and rum. Consequently. Many Cumbrian regional specialities today still use those exotic ingredients today.
The Cumberland Sausage is pork based with an 80% minimum meat content and can include pepper, white and black, rusk, salt, nutmeg, mace and cayenne.
Nominations are now in for Cumbria’s favourite sausages! Voting will be both on-line and at the new Cumbria Live Cumberland Sausage Festival at Muncaster Castle on the 30th April to the 2nd of May. Lots of event s going off over the weekend including cooking the worlds longest sausage sandwich, climbing, archery, comedy and more.
Where to buy Cumberland sausages (please mention us if you place an order).
woodlandfreerange.co.uk ‘I was 5½ and standing on an orange box’, says Gary, ‘when I made my first Cumberland Sausage’. ‘Some of the sausages would be linked and some would be sold by the yard’.Woodland Free Range farm have over 60 years of family experience in making Cumberland Sausages. Gary, formerly a chef, is now realising his dream by providing good quality products, with skills he learnt from his father and Grandfather McClure. His pigs enjoy Free-Range of his 13 acre Farm.
Plumgarths Cumberland Sausage & Farm Shop A great excuse to visit the Plumgarths Farm Shop is to stock up on their tasty Cumberland sausages. It must be good, HRH Prince Charles has popped by! Traditional Cumberland spirals are available or if you fancy regular shaped sausages then why not try their Cumberland and Chilli or Cumberland and Cranberry – could be just the thing for your BBQ or Christmas dinner.
Cranstons received a record-breaking 6 Golds and 1 Silver Award at the recent Smithfield Food Awards with their Streaky Bacon scoring full marks of 100 /100 with all the judges!