Almost three years ago we made the single largest change to our time-honoured recipes in over a decade - we began using Cornish Sea Salt in our cheesemaking. This week is National Salt Awareness Week, so we will be delving into the importance of salt in our cheesemaking and giving away some wonderful prizes.
NATIONAL SALT AWARENESS WEEK
National Salt Awareness Week is a week that encourages the public to cut down on their salt intake and be aware of hidden salt in their favourite foods. Salt has always had plenty of bad press, but recent studies show that table salts and salt found in processed foods are the worse kind of salt, stripped of all their natural goodness leaving just Sodium Chloride and the chemical residues of the process.
Table salts remove all the minerals and trace elements in them like magnesium, calcium and potassium, which all occur naturally in sea salt, and actually help to regulate our body fluids. The mineral profile of natural sea salts are in balance with the body’s own natural salinity - and we believe the taste is far superior too.
Sea Salt in Cheesemaking
For us, there is industrial table salt, then there is natural sea salt - we see the two as incomparable. Cornish Sea Salt has a unique mineral-rich flavour that has added a new complexity of flavour to our expertly crafted clothbound cheddar. Just like in cooking, the addition of Cornish Sea Salt into the cheesemaking process has added a lovely brightness and you really notice an extra zing at the end.
ABOUT CORNISH SEA SALT
Cornish Sea Salt was set up to bridge the ancient and modern worlds. Production is still inspired by the original methods of harvesting the goodness of the ocean. This would be one of the very few sea salt industries harvesting from open waters, more specifically the protected waters of the Atlantic lapping at the shores of The Lizard, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
From humble beginnings on the south Cornish coast, Cornish Sea Salt has become international selling in over 33 different countries. Their signature blue pots sit just as happily in Michelin-starred establishments as they do on the tables of home cooks who have an appreciation, not only for taste and quality of artisan sea salt but for the exciting versatility and creativity it can bring to cooking.
ENTER TO WIN
**COMPETITION NOW CLOSED**
To celebrate our partnership, we are giving away over £100 worth of Cornish Sea Salt & Quicke's cheese. Find out more and enter here.
COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS- The competition runs from 7am Monday 9th March to midnight Sunday 15th March.
- One winner will be picked at random and announced on Monday 16th March.
- Mainland UK entrants only.