With the festive finale to 2023 approaching fast, we’re thrilled to unwrap and roll out some exciting new products to help chefs take advantage of the Christmas season and prepare for the year to come.
NEW – Country Range Chocolate, Cherry and Rum Tart
This boozy on-trend tart features chocolate pastry filled with dark cherry compote and Belgian chocolate ganache, before being finished with dark chocolate shavings and a festive shimmer. Serve with freshly whipped cream for a decadent dessert this winter.
NEW – Country Range Chocolate Orange Cheesecake
A vegan-friendly, chocolate enriched, orange flavoured cheesecake on a chocolate and polenta biscuit base. Topped with a layer of orange flavoured jelly and covered in dark chocolate ganache. We’ve left this cheesecake unfinished, to provide you with a blank canvas to decorate how you wish. See our suggestion here of adding fresh orange slices for a bright and zesty display.
NEW – Country Range Gingerbread Cake
Three layers of ginger infused sponge filled with maple flavoured frosting and drizzled with caramel – a cake you definitely want to catch this Christmas. What’s more, it’s suitable for vegans, making it a versatile crowd-pleaser. Perfect for coffee and cake occasions.
NEW – Country Range Signature Potato Sidewinders®
This new addition to the Country Range Signature range of potato products provides you with a unique premium side to wow diners this festive season and beyond. This appealing potato style originates in the USA and features a crispy outside and soft, fluffy centre. The size and shape gives you great plate coverage per portion and the versatility is fantastic. Why not add some sunshine to your menu this winter by topping with Turkish lamb for an elevated version of loaded fries? Want to try out this recipe?
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Plant-based Perfection this Veganuary!
World Vegan Month is celebrated annually in November, as is World Vegan Day (1st Nov) and Veganuary is on the horizon so it’s a great time to add new dishes to the menu. As it’s the season to indulge, these vegan Portuguese custard tarts, also known as pastéis de nata, are bound to be an instant hit with vegans and non-vegans alike! Want to try out this recipe?
Festive Cocktail Ideas
A traditional winter warmer in Germany, Glühwein is usually made with mulled wine, sugar, citrus fruits and then a medley of spices such as cinnamon, cloves and star anise. This version ditches the wine and features wheat beer and rum for depth of flavour. Replace the alcohol with orange juice for a booze-free version. Want to try out this recipe?
Celebrate St Andrew’s Day 30th November
A fisherman of Galilee, disciple of Jesus and brother to St Peter, St Andrew became the official patron saint of Scotland when the country’s independence was signed at the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. While St Andrew has stood as the patron saint of Scotland ever since, it wasn’t until the 18th century that the day really started to be celebrated nationally by the Scots. Nowadays, the saint’s feast day is celebrated across Scotland and by expats around the world with Scottish culture, dance, music, art and of course food all playing a vital role in the merriment. Give your menu a Scottish spin for the day and try these Haggis Nachos using Country Range Salted Tortilla Chips and Grated Mozzarella Cheese.