Cornish MPs celebrate St Piran’s Day with Cornish food and drink producers in Parliament

Some of Cornwall’s most famous food and drink producers have visited the Houses of Parliament to celebrate St Piran’s Day. The Taste of Cornwall event, which was held in the Palace of Westminster, saw an array of producers displaying samples of their food and drink products including ale, wine, gin, cream, tea, biscuits, cheese, chocolate and crisps.

The event was held by Cornwall’s six Conservative MPs, and sponsored by Great Western Railway (GWR) and Steve Andrew’s Tyres.

George Eustice said: “It was fantastic to celebrate St Piran’s Day by inviting some of our local producers to show off their products here in the Palace of Westminster. It was good to catch up with Rodda’s, Furniss and Lynher Dairies from my own constituency. It was a chance to celebrate the Cornish food and drink sector which continues to grow and thrive”.

Phil Ugalde, Chairman of Furniss, said: “Furniss is the most popular gifting biscuit in Cornwall which is famous for its Cornish Fairing which originally used to be gifted to a loved one at Cornish fairs. After many years based in Cornwall, we are planning a national sales drive in 2018 and are already exporting to 12 countries around the world.”