New Products for Christmas!

Is it to early for the ‘C’ word!?
For us the planning for Christmas has already begun and we’re currently in the process of preparing our brochure which should be out to all of our customers in the next few weeks, in the meantime here is a sneak peek of some new products coming to you for Christmas 2019 – enjoy!

Buiteman Biscuits ChiveBuiteman Homemade Cheese Biscuits
Buiteman are producers of savoury biscuits, straws and twists in over 250 different recipes. Established in 1958 their products are all made to traditional family recipes and methods using high quality ingredients. This year we are stocking their Baked with Love range of cheese biscuits including Gouda Crumble, Cheddar Cheese, Gouda & Chive and Gouda & Chilli varieties. All of these are available in boxes of 6x75g packs and more information can be found here.

Shropshire Spicy Company Gourmet StuffingStuffingcran-orange-chest
Specialising in producing dips, spice mixes and of course their gourmet stuffing range, the Shropshire Spice Company was established in the 1970’s and their delicious products can now be found up and down the country. Their range includes traditional wild sage and red onion stuffing, fragrant lemon, thyme and parsley and festive roasted chestnut, cranberry and orange. These make a delicious addition to your roast dinner no matter the time of year and are available now in cases of 6x150g packs. The whole range is available to view here.

Waterhouse Fayre Pickles
Waterhouse Fayre are Devon based producers of award winning small batch jams and chutneys. Their products are all handmade using traditional home cooking techniques and locally sourced ingredients. This Christmas we will be Pickled Onion Line Up jpegstocking their new range of pickles including classic pickled onions in a variety of different flavours, pickled shallots and pickled eggs which are all available in cases of 6x420g jars. For the full range of flavours click here.

It’s never to early to start thinking about Christmas; look out for our 2019 Christmas brochure with your invoices in the next few weeks.

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Shop Local this Christmas

Related imageThe Shop Local campaign was launched in 2013 encouraging consumers to support their local, independent traders on the high street. There are many advantages to shopping locally including low food miles, finding something quirky and unique, building communities and getting better service to name just a few. Here at Isca Foods we are passionate about supporting local businesses. Many of our products are sourced from within the South West and collected from the producers themselves from jams and chutneys from Waterhouse Fayre, cheeses from Devon based Quicke’s and Sharpham and pies and pasties from Chunk of Devon in Ottery St Mary.

Christmas is an important time for many small businesses and this year why not support local and buy your gifts closer to home? We are lucky here in the South West that there are so many great community shops, deli’s and farm shops selling excellent local produce. We’ve listed a few of them below, so why not take a chance and make someone’s Christmas local this year?

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Located just outside of Exeter this is so much more than a farm shop. With a butchers, deli and cheese counter, cafe and a host of farm animals roaming the grounds, a trip to Greendale is a real family day out. The farm shop itself sells a wide range of locally sourced products from fresh fruit and veg, local cheese, handmade pies, sliced cooked meats and charcuterie and specialist meat cuts by their award-winning butchers; you need look no further for your foodie treats this Christmas!

download (1)Fine Foods of Braunton
A family run delicatessen based on the gorgeous North Devon coast, this unassuming shop also boasts a cafe serving delicious freshly ground coffee and a selection of cakes and savouries. The deli prides itself on sourcing the best of local produce from cheeses, wines and spirits, olives, local creams and yogurts and sliced meats as well as handmade gifts. It’s ethos of good old fashioned service from knowledgeable staff makes it not just another shopping trip but a great experience.

Otterton-Logo.-Colour_crop-e1536159423675Otterton Mill
Set beside the River Otter in East Devon this historic mill draws visitors for its beautiful setting, reputation for fantastic food in the award-winning restaurant and their range of tasty treats in the food shop. A huge range of fantastic cheeses, delicious freshly baked bread and cakes, local sausages, handmade pies, sliced meats, olives and more as well as handmade unique ceramics, glassware and jewellery  in the gallery are on offer here. Pop along for lunch or afternoon tea and we bet you won’t leave empty handed!

Image result for stokeley farm shopStokeley Farm Shop
This thriving country farm shop based near Kingsbridge in South Devon is proud to support local producers and the local community, regularly holding live music events, crafting evenings and this years widely anticipated Christmas Market. It has everything you would expect from a farm shop: butchery, bakery and deli as well as fresh, homegrown fruit and veg. Their deli is bursting with local delights including olives, charcuterie and award-winning artisan cheeses as well as local chutneys, jams and pickles.

45541231_1986106681479573_4920883604579418112_nThere are of course many more fantastic deli’s, farm shops and community shops throughout the South West that we haven’t listed here, this time of year is the perfect opportunity to explore, find your new favourite and treat your loved ones to unique gifts. With fantastic local produce, low food miles, individual and often homemade items and bespoke service from someone who really knows their business and products, why not support your local deli, farm shop or community enterprise this Christmas?

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Christmas Cheeses

e339924a-47c5-48c2-a261-daadcf4d6c95-christmas-cheeseDare we say it but Christmas is now well on the way and it’s time to start thinking of all the festive goodies you’ll be able to indulge in in just a couple of months time. Yule tide seems to be creeping into autumn and no sooner is the sun cream and flip flops packed away than the tinsel and fairy lights are filling the supermarket shelves. We love Christmas and it’s no surprise that we also love Christmas cheeses. Whether it be a creamy blue Stilton, an oozing Camembert or something a little different like our Apple, Cinnamon and Raisin Lancashire, we have everything you’ll need to spread the Christmas cheer this year.

Tuxford & Tebbutt Stilton
A classic choice, this traditional blue Stilton has been made to the same recipe1V9A0088 using time honoured techniques since 1780. It is one of only six creameries in the world permitted to use the name Blue Stilton under the EU Protected Designation of Origin. Each cheese is matured individually and graded and turned by hand resulting in a delicious Stilton with rich and creamy flavours and a piquant finish.

Somerset Camembert
letterbox_resizeimage593x426xnXdgilhT5jA perfect treat for Christmas this Somerset Camembert from Lubborn Creamery, Cricket St Thomas is rich and creamy with a soft, edible rind. As it matures the curd softens and a buttery, yellow colour and full flavour develops. As a real treat try baking in the oven with some rosemary, garlic, thyme and maybe even some dried cranberries for that real festive flavour.

FD41066FHMCHEESERed Waxed Wensleydale and Cranberry 
Cranberries really come into their own over the Christmas period and this creamy Wensleydale is a welcome combination. Perfect as a gift for a cheese lover or great on a Christmas party cheeseboard this red waxed Wensleydale truckle from Ford Farm in Dorset is a sweet, fruity cheese with a rich creaminess and crumbly texture.

Christmas Apple, Cinnamon and Raisin 
Bowland31_1The clue’s in the name with this one, creamy Lancashire with apples and raisins and coated in cinnamon this makes a fantastic dessert cheese or is perfect for those with a sweeter tooth. A unique cheese with tangy, fruity flavours and a slightly crumbly texture it has both sweet and savory notes.

We hope you like the sound of some of these cheeses, however we have so much more in stock so head over to the cheese pages on our website http://www.iscafoods.co.uk/cheese/ or call 01392 661001 to request a Christmas brochure!

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All about cheese

We stock a wide range of delicious cheeses and what better time of year to try something new than Christmas. Spruce up your cheeseboard with some of these great choices.

tawvalleyrange_hra7-n2The Taw Valley range includes something for everyone from creamy Mild to full bodied Tasty or Tickler. Based in North Tawton, Devon master cheesemakers use time honoured methods, high quality milk from surrounding farms and traditional recipes to create great tasting, traditional cheddars.

The Sharpham Estate rustic cheese with garlic and chives is made using milk from their own herd of Jersey cattle. The light and creamy character of the cheese is complimented by fresh pureed garlic and chopped chives. All cheeses are made by hand using traditional cheesemaking practices.

Made by Ford Farm in Dorset, this Wensleydale and Cranberry is always a great addition to any cheeseboard, the sweetness of the cranberries and the creaminess of the cheese go together perfectly for a deliciously full flavour.Bowland31_1 (1)

Go all out for Christmas with this Apple, Cinnamon and Raisin cheese, a creamy Lancashire with a tangy, fruity taste and slightly crumbly texture.

There are many other cheeses available with both traditional and unusual flavours. Check out our cheese pages for our full range!

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Georgie Porgie’s Puddings come to Isca!

Georgie Porgie’s Puddings are a new addition for us. Based in Budleigh Salterton, East Devon, the company was established in 1994 with one traditional pudding recipe, similar to the kind your grandma may have made. Since then another four fruit puddings have been developed alongside a variety of traditionally steamed sponges.

apple-and-cider-groupGeorge’s delicious cider and apple pudding is made using Westcountry cider, fresh apples and brandy and was launched on St George’s Day 1997. One was even given to the Queen!

His orange and Cointreau pudding is made with oranges, fresh orange juice and you guessed it, Cointreau and is bursting with rich, citrus flavours.

George’s chocolate orange and Baileys pudding combines dessert and after dinner drinks with its explosion of citrus and the creaminess of Baileys liqueur. traditional-christmas-pudding-bag

The recipe on which George built the business, traditional Christmas pudding made using brandy, rum, currants, sultanas and raisins. A delicious festive treat this Christmas!

All Georgie Porgie Puddings are handmade and prepared by excellent pudding chefs in their Budleigh kitchen using fresh, local ingredients. Why not try one today?

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Waterhouse Fayre Christmas Selection

Waterhouse Fayre jams, chutneys and marmalades have been great sellers for us since we began stocking them. Based in Mid Devon, the company has grown from strength to strength and their products can now be found throughout the South West in local farm shops, delicatessens and shops specializing in local produce.

Devon Gift PacksFor Christmas this year Waterhouse have launched new selection boxes for their popular marmalades, jams and chutneys. Each selection box contains four 120g jars and is beautifully gift wrapped, making them an ideal gift this Christmas.

Flavours include Devon real ale chutney, tangy lemon and ginger marmalade, spicy tomato chutney and sweet pear and honey jam; there is really something everyone will enjoy and some new flavour combinations to discover.

 

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New Products!

It’s been a little while since we have posted on here and we have a few new products to let you know about.olives

Cornish Olive Stall olives have become a great seller for us, with ten popular flavours including Lemon, Basil Pesto, Red Hot Chilli and Rosemary and Garlic there is something for everyone and the practical, resealable pouches keep these olives as fresh as when they were packed.

Squash_Curry_3_(1_of_1)Lodge Farm Kitchen gourmet frozen meals are a recent addition. All homemade and hand prepared using fresh and local ingredients, these are a great tasting, fast and convenient alternative to cooking. The range includes butternut squash, coconut and coriander curry, tender beef and mushroom pie and creamy haddock and dill gratin.  All are available in both large and small sizes.

Christmas is fast approaching and we are looking forward to our Christmas SLsQlHDREYRYM3phXUxuEM-8WTH5VmF_z1lQ3n2RYKI,i-ql8IcD0gYjBhDtkAAAa87rBMNLrsuwYKrCjGkrhN0,Srji61b4541Q_7vyTv7qek9GEZJB3-NDs9lwwRoDHyI,QRufMtmGqCg1GiMq1tNu30POhR-PZ1Q_HD0GCcwkTlIbrochure arriving in the next few weeks. In the meantime we are now stocking the Chunk of Devon Christmas range which this year includes local venison and port pie with mushrooms and crushed juniper berries, turkey, ham and cranberry pasty and a pork and cranberry sausage roll.

Watch this space for more new products.

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Christmas 2015 Range

We are into November and Christmas is upon us. The likes of Sainsbury’s, Tesco & Aldi have all their festive products out & I wouldn’t be surprised if a few houses have started putting up their lights either. So I thought I better follow suit, not with putting decorations up but with the range of Christmas products we will be selling this year.

 We will of course have our usual stock items like, stilton, Somerset brie, Devon Blue, wensleydale & cranberry cheese to our popular 320g Goose & Duck fats. Not forgetting our traditional cutting & mince pies.

Continue reading Christmas 2015 Range

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