Food lovers heaven: Nottinghamshire local produce on show for British Food Fortnight

School of Artisan Food

Nottinghamshire is showcasing the best in local produce to celebrate the annual British Food Fortnight, which runs until 2 October,  offering food festivals and markets, local produce menus, seasonal produce adventures and the chance to learn artisan bread and cheese making from masters of the trade.

The county has food and drink at its heart, with Nottingham city centre boasting over 300 pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants – more per square mile than any other city in Europe. Famous as the home of HP sauce, Stilton and Bramley apples, the county is full of food treats for people after new flavours and hands-on experiences.

The School of Artisan Food

The School of Artisan Food is a registered charity and the UK’s only not-for-profit food school dedicated to artisan food production.

Based in north Nottinghamshire on the Welbeck Estate in a Grade II listed building, the School has welcomed over 1500 day course students from all over the world since it opened in 2009 and also hosts a unique series of full-time, degree-level programmes. The core subjects offered are baking, butchery and charcuterie, dairy and cheesemaking, brewing, preserves and pickling, and chocolate.

British Harvest at Clumber Park: 29 September 2011

Join Clumber Park’s Head Chef for a foray into the produce of this season – a celebration of all that is British.

Game, mushrooms, potatoes, squashes, Bramleys, elderberries and hawthorn berries are all on the menu for this interactive cookery demonstration, followed by a guided tour of the Walled Kitchen Garden, returning to the restaurant for a three course meal, using the produce you have helped to prepare.

10.30am – 3pm. Booking essential. Contact: 01909 544917,

The Nottingham Belfry launches a special British Food Fortnight menu

To celebrate British Food Fortnight, The Nottingham Belfry is launching a special locally-sourced menu to celebrate the very best produce in and around Nottingham.

 Welbeck Farm Shop

This delightful farm shop is a haven for food lovers, which has been recognised as one of the best farm shops in the country. It is home to Stichelton – the most talked about cheese in Britain – the first organic raw milk cheese produced here since the 1960s.



Posted on 22 September 2011
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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