20. July 2012 09:15
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Want to go straight to the source of Britain’s tastiest produce? Matthew Fort takes you on a tour of 20 of the best specialty foods of Britain.
1. Mozzarella in Hampshire
Traditionally, mozzarellais made with the milk of the water buffalo in the Campania region of Southern Italy. But there’s no need to go that far – instead, try the 2,500 acres of biodynamic farmland at Laverstoke Park Farm in deepest Hampshire, where you will find the biggest herd of water buffalo in the UK – and Laverstoke’s acclaimed mozzarella.
2. Tea in Cornwall
It may seem odd for a country that drinks so much of the stuff, but there’s actually only one tea estate in Britain, and that’s Tregothnan Estate in Truro, Cornwall. It’s in the warm, wet county of Cornwall, where the climate is not that dissimilar from the classic tea-growing areas of Sri Lanka and India. There are over 30 Assam and Chinese varieties, and tea production follows the time-honoured system More...