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Food in Season

Food in Season

New this month: 

British strawberries are now in full flow, and as good as any in the world. Unforced rhubarb is also widely available.

 On the meat front, British Lamb is also at its peak, and a little cheaper – if you seek out lamb bred on salt marshes, it’s a real treat, if handled simply. Lamb reared on these marshes, feeds on grasses and herbs that have absorbed the sea air which gives the meat a distinctive flavour. 

Sea Trout should be sought out if spotted on fishmongers slabs, and with the extreme price demanded for wild salmon, it’s a delicious treat – and even preferred by many people to the latter. 

Other food in season is as follows -        

Cheeses (at their best):

British & Irish Cheeses: Berkswell; Caerphilly Traditional Farmhouse; Cheddar Traditional Farmhouse; Cheshire Traditional Farmhouse; Chulchoill; Coolea; Cooleeney; Cornish Yarg; Cotherstone; Doddington; Dorstone; Dunbarra; Dunlop (with rind); Durrus; Exmoor Blue; Finn; Gortnamona; Gubbeen; Hafod; Kilcummin; Lancashire Traditional Farmhouse; Lincolnshire Poacher; Partridges Blue; Perroche; Ragstone; Red Leicester; Single Gloucester; Seator's Orkney; Spenwood; St. Brendan; St. Gill; St. Killian; Sharpham; Sharpham Elmhirst; Sharpham Rustic; Somerset Blue; Spenwood; Ticklemore; Waterloo; Wensleydale (Hawes); Wigmore; Woolsery

French cheeses: Aligot; Anneau du Vic-Bilh; Apérobic; Aubisque Pyrénées; Autun; Bargkass; Beaujolais pur Chèvre; Besace de pur Chèvre; Bigoton; Bilou du Jura; Bleu du Haut Jura; Bleu de Laqueille; Bleu de Sassenage; Bonde de Gâtine; Le Bouca; Bouton D'Oc; Brebis; Brebis du Bersend; Bressan; Brie de Montereau; Brie de Nangis; Brie le Provins; Brique Ardéchoise; Bûchette d'Anjou; Brocciu; Bûchette de Banon; Cabécou de Rocamadour; Camembert de Normandie; Cantal; Le Cathelain; Chabichou du Pitou; Chabis AOC; Chaource; Charolais; Chaumes; Chef-Boutonne; Chèvre Fermier; Chevrette des Bauges; Chevrotin (various); Civray; Clacbitou; Comté; Couhé-Vérac; Crottin D'Ambert; Crottin de Chavignol; Crottin de Pays; Emmental Grand Cru; Epoisses de Bourgogne; Le Fougerus; Fourme D'Ambert; Fourme de Chèvre Ardeche; Frinault; Fromage D'Ossau; Fromage Corse; Fromage Fermier Pur Brebis; Galet de Bigorre; Galet Solognot; Gaperon; Grand Colombier des Aillons; Laguiole; Langres; Laruns; Livarot; Maroilles; Matocq; Mixte; Mont D'Or du Lyonnais; Munster; Neufchâtel Fermier; Parmigiano; Pavé Blésois; Picadou; Picodon Fermier; Pont L'Evêque; Pouligny-Saint-Pierre; Pourly; Quatre-Vents; Reblochon de Savoie; Roquefort; Saint-Félicien de Lamastre; Saint-Nectaire Fermier; Saint-Pancrace; Sainte-Maure de Touraine Fermier; Salers; Santranges; Le Saulxurois; Selles-Sur-Cher Fermier; Tarentais; Toucy; Vacherin du Haut-Doubs; Valençay; Vendômois 

Fish & Seafood: Sea Bass, Sea Bream, Brill, Clams, Cod, Coley (or Saithe), Conger Eels, Crab, Crayfish (freshwater), Dabs, Dover Sole, Dublin Bay Prawns (Scampi), Eels, Flounder (Fluke), Grey Mullet, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Lemon Sole, Lobster, Mackerel, Greenland Halibut (Mock Halibut), Oysters (Rock), Plaice, Prawns, Red Mullet, Salmon (wild), Sea Trout, Shrimps, Skate (an endangered species), Trout (Rainbow), Turbot, Whelks, Whitebait, Whiting, Witch Flounder 

Poultry & Game: Chicken, Duck, Grouse, Guinea Fowl, Hare, Pigeon, Quail, Rabbit, Snipe, Turkey, Venison 

Fruit; (H/P means home-produced): Apples(H/P), Apricots, Avocado Pears, Bananas, Blackberries(H/P), Black currants(H/P), Cherries(H/P), Damsons(H/P), Figs, Gooseberries(H/P), Grapefruit, Grapes, Greengages(H/P), Lemons, Limes, Loganberries(H/P), Mangoes (but the best flavoured varieties are offer), Melons, Mulberries, Nectarines, Oranges, Passion fruit, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Pineapples, Plums(H/P), Raspberries(H/P0, Red currants(H/P), Rhubarb(H/P), Strawberries(H/P), Walnuts, Watermelons, White currants(H/P) 

Vegetables; (H/P means home-produced):  Asparagus, Aubergines(H/P), Beetroot(H/P), Broad Beans, Broccoli; Cabbages (H/P), Carrots (H/P), Cauliflower (H/P), Celery(H/P), Chicory(H/P), Chilies(H/P), Corn on the Cob(H/P), Courgettes(H/P), Cucumbers(H/P), Endive(H/P), Fennel(H/P), French Beans(H/P), Garlic(H/P), Globe Artichokes(H/P), Horseradish(H/P), Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl rabi, Leeks (H/P), Lettuce (H/P), Mange-tout peas(H/P), Mushrooms Cultivated (H/P); Wild Mushrooms -  Penny Bun (Porcini/Ceps/Cepes), Chanterelles (Girolles), Wood Blewit (Pied Bleu), Black Trumpet (Trompette de la Mort), Boletes (Bolets), Parasol (Coulemelle), Cauliflower Mushroom (Sparassis) - Mustard & Cress(H/P), Okra, Onions (H/P), Parsley (H/P), Parsnips (H/P), Peas(H/P), Peppers, sweet(H/P), Potatoes, New (H/P), Potatoes(H/P), Radishes(H/P), Runner beans(H/P), Salad Leaves (H/P), Salsify, Shallots, Sorrel (H/P), Spinach(H/P), Spring Onions(H/P), Sugar peas(H/P), Swedes(H/P), Tomatoes (H/P), Turnips (H/P), Vegetable marrows(H/P), Watercress (H/P)

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