Cornish Pasties and the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)
In 2011, Cornish Pasties were awarded PGI status, which means they have protected geographical indication, and can only be made in Cornwall. This means specific rules have to be adhered to by all Cornish pasty makers in Cornwall.
With our accreditation as The Oldest Cornish Pasty Makers, we know a thing or two about making pasties. We source the finest ingredients, which are then encased in our delicious pastry and hand crimped. These are then slow baked, in order for the flavours to be maximised. Have a read of what makes a Cornish pasty Cornish below:
Made in Cornwall
The delicious hand held food we all know and love must be made in Cornwall in order to bear the title.
Shape & Filling
The definition of a Cornish Pasty is that it has to be a D shaped pastry that contains meat vegetables and seasonings.
A Cornish pasty must contain sliced or diced potato, swede (or as we say in Cornwall turnip) and onion as well as diced or minced beef and a little seasoning to taste. The vegetable content must not be less than 25% and the meat content must not be less than 12.5%.
Crimping – Devon or Cornwall?
Our pasties are hand crimped by our staff, and the crimp is to the side. This typifies it as a Cornish pasty, as opposed to one made across the border in Devon.