Established in 2005 by Anne and Ian Scott, in Gerrards Cross, Auberge du Chocolat rapidly established a significant presence in the premium luxury, chocolate community with our prize-winning chocolates and bars. Their workshops, parties and corporate events are designed to be fun as well as informative and range from children’s parties to corporate workshops. The chocolates are available to purchase from the online shop as well as from numerous farm shops and delis.
In 2014, two mates have a bet about whether you could start a business with 500 quid. One of them decides porky snacks are the future. He enlists a third mate (this one has a beard) and together they set about taking something they loved and turbo charging it.
From the beginning Snaffling Pig was all about sourcing the finest ingredients which are then gently double cooked before being teased into bags or jars. A successful trip to the Dragons Den resulted in investment and the business began to grow, quickly winning New Business of the Year in Buckinghamshire. A lot has now changed- pig HQ has grown considerably from the kitchen table start up- and the brand now includes an ever growing range of porky snacks.
Blossoms is a unique British producer (with a hint of French) of natural syrups, said to be one of the “most versatile food and drink ingredients”. Winner of a Great Taste award every year since 2012 they are renowned in the cocktail industry and are used across many great bars in the UK.
Griffiths Brothers is a local distillery based in the Buckinghamshire village of Penn Street. Their goal is simple. To bring modern distilling techniques to the place where they grew up.
They have always been fascinated by the craft of gin making. For Griffiths it’s about the excitement of capturing new flavour combinations in a pure, crystal clear spirit. And by applying science and technology they think they’ve found the perfect blend of craft and quality.
In 2008 Jim and Jules were planning to get married but were a little short of funds. Jim’s parent’s have a farm with a huge apple tree, they were away and the apples were going to waste so the couple “borrowed” them. Shortly afterwards Jim had whipped up their first batch of “Scrummy Apple Chutney” and they never looked back. Quickly coming second in a local competition spurred them on and the pair started selling their chutneys at local farmers markets and events. They source their ingredients locally and seasonally, picking blackberries and sloes from the hedgerows and growing tomatoes in their greenhouse. The Cheddington based couple haven’t looked back and the range has continued to expand and includes
the bestselling “Scrummy apple chutney”, “Onion and Chilli Gubbins” and “Pops Perfect Piccalilli” and many more.
Stockings Farm is a mixed arable and livestock family farm set in the beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills. Keith and Elizabeth Bennett farm quality rare breeds, including Hebridean and Suffolk sheep and a mixed herd of traditional breed of pigs such as Gloucester Old Spot and Tamworth using traditional farming methods. They supply a range of farm shops and restaurants throughout the Chilterns and beyond.
Puddingstone Distillery opened its doors to the public in November 2016 with the launch of Campfire London Dry Gin. The Distillery, situated just next to Wilstone Reservoir, was founded by Tring based husband and wife team Ben and Kate Marston and is Hertfordshire’s first operating gin distillery.
Both Ben and Kate have backgrounds in design and marketing with Ben previously heading up marketing at Tring Brewery. Kate has been a graphic designer for the last 20+ years and runs her own design agency, KM Design but together the pair have taken the leap to build a new business that produces not only gin but offers tasting and tour experiences and events.
Campfire London Dry Gin pitches camp on the boundary between classic and contemporary styles, this gin has a fresh citrus nose which yields to a rich palate with layers of juniper, orange, raisin and subtle chocolate notes before ending on a slightly sweet finish.
The range has been extended to include Campfire Navy Strength and Campfire Cask Aged.
Jilly and her family team behind Just Biscuits ensure they only work with like minded producers to source the finest quality ingredients. They made small batches of handmade sweet and savoury biscuits, all made with simple honest ingredients. Everything is baked fresh to order, using traditional methods, with no added nasties.
Just Biscuits’ ethos is that “by taking care about how we source the ingredients and the way in which we work, is what makes a great biscuit”.
Rollagranola created their granolas to provide an energy rich and flavour filled start to the day. All have high levels of nuts, seeds and fruit, all aim to provide fibre and natural oils, many of which are high in antioxidants and omega oils. Now the business boasts a vast range on offer, including sugar free, gluten free and Paelo options and an ever-growing range of stockists, throughout the Chilterns and nationwide.
Chiltern Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil is grown, pressed and bottled by the Mead family at Wilstone Great Farm where they have been farming in the Chiltern Hills since 1860.
This award winning oil has an unique and delicious flavour which is rich in omega 3, 6 and 9. A healthy alternative to olive oil, rapeseed oil is ideal for dressings and marinades and with its high burn points it is great for roasting and stir-frys. The range now includes many flavoured oils as well as homemade mayonnaise and sauces. Available to purchase in Mead’s own farm shop as well as a huge number of farm shops, delis and shops across the UK, the brand has received a lot of publicity including featuring on Countryfile in 2016.
Pimento is distributed in The Chilterns via France and is the brainchild of Eric Dalsace, a Parisian who had decided to give up alcohol and who was looking for something to replace the burn and intensity of a strong drink. Many months of experimenting with all sorts of roots, flavours, spices, cordials, fruits, juices and chilli pepper led to a perfect combination and Pimento was born!
It is made like a ginger ale with fizz being added to a complex flavour base, but it tastes like a spicy ginger beer. The flavour sensation is very balanced - first you get the smell and taste of deliciously fruity and earthy ginger and then, a few seconds later, comes a surprising rush of warm chilli pepper.
Pimento is hot, but deliberately not too hot! It is perfect for people who don't drink alcohol and who are disappointed in the bland or overly sweet soft drinks that have been available on the market to date.
Our Feast on The Farm Ale Bar: Malt The Brewery
Founded in 2012 by Nick Watson, this microbrewery is based at the heart of the Chiltern Hills and has a real focus on the natural ingredients that go into making fine real ales. Whether you enjoy traditional British real ales like their Anniversary Ale or more contemporary and fruitier real ales such as Starry Nights, you’ll find something to suit your taste. Come and 'Taste The Chilterns'.
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Founded 25 years ago by Charles Lea and Patrick Sandeman – Lea and Sandeman has become one of the UK’s leading Independent Wine Merchants. From humble beginnings working out of Charles’s dining room in Battersea, things quickly progressed and we now boast a list of nearly 2000 wines from all corners of the vinous map. With tireless globetrotting and tasting we have unearthed a collection of wines with interest and quality at prices to please. We deliver all over the UK, exclusively in our own vans - ensuring the top to tail service for all our customers.
Chiltern Natural Foods is a manufacturer of hand roasted healthy flavoured nuts and seeds, and a great range of healthy whole grain, no salt, no wheat, low sugar granolas.
Their philosophy is to make premium foods which are all natural but still taste great. You won't find any E-numbers, chemicals, artificial colouring or flavouring or any unrecognisable additives and fillers. Just all natural food.
Chiltern Charcuterie is handmade in North Dean, Buckinghamshire.
They strongly believe in using local independent farms, knowing they can provide us with high-quality Free Range Pork, Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb. All their Wild Venison is ethically sourced from local registered game keepers
You can find Chiltern Charcuterie products at Food Festivals and Farmer’s markets. They love to experiment with new recipes and develop ideas so you can always expect a special quality and flavour.
Their aim is to be at the forefront of the UKs cured meats.
Field & Fork School
Field & Fork School is a food education social enterprise based in Oxfordshire, run by award-winning food writer and Ballymaloe trained chef, Charlotte Pike. We offer affordable and accessible food education classes to the wider community. Our classes are currently run on a pop up basis in and around Oxford as we search for a permanent site.
Jonathan and Laura Chapman love proper beef. They also love the British countryside and the native breeds who work so well with it. If you share these interests, you will love Native Beef.
Native Beef is premium quality, pasture fed beef from native British cattle. The beef is dry-aged for at least 28 days, skilfully butchered and vacuum packed. Simply delicious.