The Big Tasting Weekend 4th and 5th September August 30, 2015 09:51

The food lovers among you will know that Scottish Food Fortnight would normally be kicking off around now but of course over 2015 we've been enjoying an entire year of all things foodie.

In among the whisky, the salmon and the beef months, September has been nominated as celebration month giving a wee nod to the usual two weeks of all things foodie.  And so, after missing out on some of the earlier fun this year we've decided to join in the celebration with a weekend of tasting from not one, but two, of our favourite Perthshire Producers.

Friday 4th September - 10am to 2pm
Rannoch Smokery



Rannoch Smokery has been one of our longest-standing and most popular suppliers and so when they invite us to trial new products, the answer is always yes!  We’ll be offering up a taste of their new pork products (take it from me, they are delicious!), sliced chicken and a wonderfully flavoursome duck terrine.  As well as this, there will be samples of their most popular lines for anyone who has yet to discover the amazing flavours of this Highland Perthshire Smokehouse.  

Most of the products are sourced locally including the red deer from the surrounding Perthshire hills for its flagship Smoked Venison. The full range of Rannoch’s fine gourmet meats is recognised through the Great Taste Awards (they have 27 to date!), the Guild of Fine Food, Scotland Food & Drink Federation and Scotland Food and Drink who announced them as an Excellence Award Winner for Best Meat Retail Product 2013.

Saturday 5th September – 11am to 3pm 
Meet Heather Hills Honey

We have two delicious words for you… Honey and Cheese!  You already know we boast Perth City Centre’s favourite cheese counter but did you know that right here on our doorstep the wonderful Heather Hills Farm produces some of Scotland’s best honeys.

Laura will be joining us to carry out the Cheese and Honey Tasting, showcasing how to pair some of our favourite cheeses with the wonderful variety of floral and heather honeys produced right here in Perthshire.   

The team at Heather Hills are no stranger to awards, and since they started in 1945 they have set the standard for Honey production in Scotland.  They have 1300 hives across Perthshire and Deeside which is still relatively small-scale. This ensures the hives are well-spaced out and the bees have plenty of opportunity to roam. 

We’d love to see you at either of both of these fabulous events – no booking required, simply turn up on the day and enjoy a taste of Perthshire from Provender Brown.

**Thanks to Gill Murray for the Heather Hills Honey Jar Photograph - this was taken for Small City Recipes who featured us in their Feta and Honey Bruschetta Recipe - Find it Here >>>