Cornish Aromatic are medium to large-sized apples. They are round with ribbing, and slightly tall. They have greenish-gold, russeted skin with a red flush. Inside they have crisp, tender, dry white flesh tinged with green. The flesh is aromatic, with a slightly nutty, spicy taste. The apples ripen in October, but some recommend leaving them…
Cornish Blue Cheese
Cornish Blue Cheese is a farmhouse blue cheese made from pasteurized milk from Friesian cows. It has a mild, sweet taste and is meant to be eaten young.
Cornish Gilliflower Apples
Cornish Gilliflower are medium to large-sized apples. They are ribbed (5 ribs) and round, though somewhat tall. They have rough, russetted gold skin, with red flushes. Inside they have yellowish, rich-tasting, firm flesh, tinged green in the centre. The flesh is aromatic, with occasionally a hint of clove or melon. The tree is a light…
Cornish Pasties © Denzil Green Cornish Pasties are hand-sized pouches of pastry with a savoury filling inside, with the default filling being a beef mixture. They are made in a half-moon shape (or “D” shape, if you will) 7 to 9 inches (18 to 23 cm) long, and crimpled around around the edge on one…
Cornish Yarg Cheese
Cornish Yarg Cheese is a semi-firm cheese wrapped in stinging nettle leaves. The cheese is creamy under the leaves, slightly crumbly in the centre, and has a slightly lemony taste.
Muggety Pie is a meat pie, traditionally made in Cornwall, England. The meat inside the pie is offal, usually stewed intestines. The word “Muggots” in Cornwall meant intestines from a pig, and sometimes a calf.  Here is an 1839 definition: “Muggety-Pie: a pie made of calf’s entrails. Cornwall.”  Here is an 1882 definition:…
Stargazy pie is a fish pie made in Mousehole, West Cornwall, England, near Penzance. The pie has a top crust. The heads of the fish (pilchards) are left on, and the fish placed in the pie so that their heads poke through holes in the crust, as though they are gazing up at the stars….
Tom Bawcock’s Eve
Tom Bawcock’s Eve is celebrated on the 23rd December in the village of Mousehole in Cornwall, England. Stargazy Pie is served.