The Perthshire Larder
From the shores of Loch Leven to the heather-hued uplands of the southern Highlands, Perthshire is a region with deep traditions of good food and drink. From the days of the cattle drovers and the first whisky distilleries to ground-breaking innovations in crop research, food and drink has a place not just in the agriculture and business of Perthshire, but also its culture. The area has nurtured a number of Scotland’s top chefs and led to the rebirth of the country’s farmers’ markets over a decade ago, providing a vital showcase that has allowed local producers to flourish and grow.
This guide aims to paint a picture of the food and drink of Perthshire in all its diversity and richness. It tells you about the food and drink grown, reared and produced in the region and, just as importantly, where to get hold of it – from farm shops and markets to engaging local cafés and restaurants. Independently compiled to reflect the best of Perthshire’s food culture, this is above all a guide to help you find, appreciate and enjoy great local food.
- Our quick-fire Round Up of the region’s producers is a great place to start for an introductory overview
- The comprehensive Where to Eat guide includes cafes and Michelin-starred restaurants, bistros and takeaways.
- Need a good butcher? Where to Buy lists the best independent food and drink shops in Perthshire.
- Local chefs tell you about their most trusted local suppliers.
- Read the stories of the people who create the unique flavours of the region – the chocolatiers, growers, bakers and distillers.
Read about the history – and the future – of raspberry growing in Perthshire.
Find out why honey from the heathery uplands of Perthshire is one of the great local foods.
Find out how two new artisan piemakers are putting local food into bite-sized packages.