We are passionate about our food and to make the best sandwiches, we choose the best ingredients. We like to keep our menu varied and using seasonal ingredients and working with our suppliers helps us to create new sandwiches. Coming up with the name is sometimes the hard part!
Living in Hampshire gives us access to some wonderful local farmers and producers. Using all their delicious produce makes our grilled cheese sandwiches taste amazing.
First, the basics ...
All our sandwiches start with 2 slices of Artisan Sourdough bread, freshly baked for us every week by Breadport in New Milton, Hampshire.
We use sourdough because its strong flavour and dense texture means it forms the perfect deliciously tasty crust! We get the guys at Breadport to make it for us because we think they make the best Sourdough we have ever tasted (and we have tasted a lot!!)
We use a specially selected blend cheeses in all our sandwiches including Lyburn Gold, Barbers 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar and Lubborns Somerset Brie.
Lyburn Gold a wonderful local cheese, made by Lyburn Farmhouse Cheese Makers at their farm in the New Forest. It is ripened for about 10- 14 weeks, and has a creamy smooth texture which make it the perfect cheese for melting! As well as being down right delicious it is also award winning and has consistently won prizes at the British Cheese Awards.
Once we have got the basics right we start adding other ingredients.
We make a range of vegetarian and non vegetarian sandwiches so all the ingredients are equally important to us.
We are serious about our meat, we always use local suppliers when we can (sadly they don't make Haggis in Hampshire!) and are proud to say we use free range meat.
Our delicious free range pork products come from Ambroise Sausages, in Bishopstoke. They farm rare breed pigs and as well as their amazing sausages, they also produce and smoke their own delicious bacon.
The Vegetables & Salad
We support British farmers by buying British vegetables. We try to keep our menu seasonal and when we can we buy everything from local farmers and suppliers.
The Chutneys, Pickles and Mustards
Parkside Produce in Rockbourne make our chutneys. We try to pair the perfect chutney to the sandwich and use seasonal homemade chutneys from Parkside because we think they taste better than anything you can buy in the supermarket.
We have seen them being made so we know how much work goes into every pot!