Brendon Hill Crafts Whortleberry Jam. Whortleberry is the local name for the fruit of the bilberry which grows wild on the West Country Moors. It was collected in huge quantities in days gone by, both as a food and as a source of blue dye for the textile industry. Known by many regional names including bilberry, whinberryt and blaeberry, the fruit makes delicious pies, and, of course, jam!
Winner of a GOLD Award at the Great Taste Awards 2011 and GOLD at the 2014 Awards - the judges comments "great colour to this product and a good heavy set, the initial fruit flavours come through good and clean. We like the whole berries in the jam and feel the product is very well made. The tartness of the berries offset the sweetness of the jam"
Brendon Hill Craft Award winning preserves are hand-made, hand-labelled, hand-delivered in North Devon. All their preserves have been cooked in small pans producing between 20 and 25 jars at a time. This family run business was founded 30 years ago as a cottage industry on the edge of Exmoor but more recently has relocated to a purpose built kitchen on the edge of Barnstaple in North Devon. Winners of many Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from The Taste of the West and the Great Taste Guild of Fine Foods.
Have a look at their range of chutneys, including the extremely popular Whortleberry & Cranberry Chutney! Whortleberry's are only found on Exmoor and you have to know where they are to find them!
Here at The Cheese Larder, South Molton we have a wide range of local chutneys, jams and preserves. Why not pop into our shop in South Street, South Molton and see what we have to offer - we have so much more than just Cheese!