References to the Cornish Pasty have been evidenced from the 13th Century and from the 18th Century on-wards, where it was a staple meal in the county, particularly for farm and mine workers as it was a convenient ‘packed lunch’.
Cornish Pasties now have EU Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, which states the following:
‘A Cornish pasty can only contain beef, potatoes, onions, swede and light seasoning. It must also be prepared or cooked in the Duchy.’
Following a closely guarded recipe used by generations of our family, we make our own pastry and use our own Organic Vegetables and Organic Beef, which now also now meets the new EU PGI status for ‘West Country Beef’. We are even very specific about the way the vegetables are cut and how the ingredients are layered. Hand crimped with love and care and cooked on the farm, they come out of the oven and we then stand them for ten minutes or so – this gives the meat time to rest, the crust to crisp and the gravy produced time to really infuse for that perfect, peppery flavour. We cater from snack size for large events, to our giant pasty on special request. However, if you would like our regular Cornish Pasty, freshly baked, please do order in advance so we can have it ready for you to savour at your preferred time of day!
All in all, our popular Gluvian Farm Cornish Pasty couldn’t get more Cornish!