A Taste of Arran
Not open to the public.
A Taste of Arran brings together 11 premier food and drink producers from the Isle of Arran, and acts as the single point for sales, marketing and distribution. The oatcakes, cheeses, mustards, beers and other foods are all hand-made on the tiny island, and are readily available in quality restaurants and speciality shops across the country. The companies that make up A Taste of Arran are: Arran Dairies Ltd; Creelers smokehouse; Island Cheese Company; Arran Chocolate Factory; Wooleys of Arran; Arran Fine Foods; Robin's Herbs; Bellevue Creamery; Isle of Arran Distillers; The Arran Brewery and Stark Rapeseed Oil. Taste of Arran make up food and drink hampers, available online.
Reviews & features
Arran's joined-up thinking19 Mar 2015
A quick island tour soon reveals how interconnected the food producers are
Arran's food producers are an interconnected lot. Arran Fine Foods, at the south edge of Lamlash, uses whisky from the distillery in its Arran Malt Whisky Marmalade [http://www.taste-of-arran.co.uk/item.asp?itemid=325]. At the wild north-east tip, Isle…
Interview: Robin Gray, of Robin’s Herbs18 Mar 2015
Meet Robin Gray, former chef in a Michelin-starred restaurant, now chief herb-grower on Arran
Robin Gray doesn’t have a website. He doesn’t need one. In fact, as he explains, checking on it would only take him away from his work. There is no sense of hard sell about him and a quick google confirm this: he’s hard to find. Buyers come to me, he…
Salad days: former chef Robin Gray has reaped the benefits of going back to basics on Arran1 May 2009
Claire Ritchie visits an Arran smallholding where a former chef makes a living from living the good life.