Cornish Pasty must come from Cornwall

Saturday 2 April 2011 at 8:11 am | In News | 1 Comment
Cornish Pasty
The Cornish Pasty Association has obtained Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) from the European Commission.

Which means a Cornish Pasty must:

  • be made in Cornwall in order to be given the term ‘Cornish’;
  • have a distinctive ‘D’ shape, crimped on one side;
  • contain a chunky filling made up of minced or cut beef that makes up no less 12.5% of the finished product;
  • have a golden pastry colour glazed with milk or egg; and
  • no artificial colours or additives whatsoever.

The Cornish pasty is now part of the other 42 British protected products including Cornish Cream, Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Abroath Smokies.

The Cornish pasty evolved when Cornish tin miners needed a suitable lunch to eat underground

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