For the last few months we’ve been working towards a top secret project – trying to secure the contract of supplying the Eden Project with our range of gourmet pasties. And finally, after months of negotiations and recipe development, we’re delighted to say that we are now THE OFFICIAL PASTY SUPPLIERS OF THE EDEN PROJECT. Whooopeeee!
We’re absolutely delighted because not only is the Eden Project just 3 miles away from Posh Pasty HQ, and not only with it being Cornwall’s largest eco tourist attraction is this our biggest contract yet, but the thing that makes us feel truly proud is that through this major outlet our company gets to represent the Cornish pasty to hundreds and thousands of tourists. These people will get to go home from holiday having enjoyed an extraordinarily tasty local pasty filled with the best produce that Cornwall has to offer. Not too bad for a small family business that hasn’t reached it’s first birthday yet!
The pasties were unveiled at Eden yesterday (Thursday) by founder James, co-founder and wife Holly, Head of Operations Tom Larkin and Eden’s head chef Tony Trenerry. They will go on sale at Eden in time for the half-term holidays and ahead of the prestigious World Pasty Championships, which take place at Eden on March 1.
There are four of our posh pasties which will be sold at the Eden Project as the Eden Extraordinary range. You’ll be able to choose from our traditional steak pasty, minted lamb and yogurt, triple cheese and onion and spicy three bean. These will be served with Eden’s own range of exotic dips and chutneys in a specially branded box.
By securing this deal, we’ve also managed to introduce some of our amazing suppliers to Eden to bolster the already strong connection that they have with local food producers. These include Chris Durstow from Colwith Farm in Lostwithiel, who grows the potatoes, Sue Proudfoot from Whalesborough Cheese with her Cornish Smuggler cheese, and James Kittow from Kittow’s Butchers of Fowey, who are supplying the beef skirt and lamb shoulder.
All of the above, plus our other great suppliers including Giel Spierlings from Cornish Gouda Co and the Trewithen Dairy family, will be taking part in a pasty farmer’s market on 1st March as part of the World Pasty Championships. James will be making a special appearance on the main stage in the Mediterranean Biome with his father Dick, who is also his co-presenter on the popular ITV series Hungry Sailors. Come along and say hi!
During the World Pasty Championships James will be demonstrating pasty making, as well as competing against Dick (with some help from the audience) in the Great Cornish Crimp-off. James believes he is the world’s fastest pasty crimper while Dick will be using a mechanical crimping machine to see if he can keep up with the pace. Should be fun.