Potluck Cornwall is a foodie lovers delight. Taor Morris manages the group to share her love of food and wine in all guises and the further off the beaten track the better. She has a talent akin to a truffle pig for sniffing out the best venues and passionate producers all over Cornwall to tempt the taste buds of over 300 members of her club. www.potluckcornwall.co.uk
I have attended a variety of sessions including foraging, Vietnamese night, cream tea, wine and cheese evening, charcuterie, barbecue and tapas tasting, all of which have been an absolute delight. You never know who will attend as numbers are often limited, this just adds to the fun of making new friends from all over Cornwall and chatting away over a delicious meal.
My latest foray was to a cheese and wine pairing evening, hosted by Roland from The Art of Wine, Nalders Court, Truro who provided the wine and Thomas Hanson of Hanson Fine Foods from Grampound who supplied the cheese sourced from small producers in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
Both hosts had throughly researched the cheese and wine pairings and it was very interesting to sample the flavours accompanied by Roland’s delicious home baked organic brown bread.
Roland was adamant that red wine was not a good choice to serve with cheese so our tasting was mostly limited to a variety of delicious white wines from France and New Zealand. However, he sneaked in a San Jacopo, Chianti Classico from Italy paired with Cornish Gouda from the Cheeseshed at Polruan (cheeseshed.com) and that pairing was my favourite of the evening’s selection.
The evening sped by as usual with plenty of chatter across the tables. I will definitely be popping in for some wine recommendations from Roland and be looking out for the speciality cheeses on Thomas’s list. Can’t wait for the next foodie surprise Taor has in store for us…….
Enjoy a break in Cornwall
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