CORNISH PASTY WEEK 2018
Monday 5th February 2018
Did someone mention CORNISH PASTY WEEK 2018?!
We know you all love Cornish Pasties as much as we do, and that’s why we’re delighted to tell you about the first ever Cornish Pasty Week, taking place from Sunday 25th February until Saturday 3rd March 2018!
We Cornish are very proud of our Pasties, and therefore what better way to celebrate than a whole week dedicated to the famous Oggy!
Cornish Pasty Week will take place place the last week of February and culminates with the highlight of everyone's year – the ‘World Pasty Championships’!
This event will be held at the usual location - the renowned ‘Eden Project’ on the Saturday3rd March - just before St Piran’s Day on Sunday 4th March. This will be a true celebration of our Cornish history and heritage!
We’re very excited to be a part of the Cornish Pasty Week, and would love you to get involved! Keep an eye on our social media pages and website as we’ll be running competitions and other activities throughout the course of the week. We look forward to seeing you at the World Pasty Championships on the Saturday 3rd Feb. It’s amazing to think it’s been a whole year since our double ‘Gold’ win last year!
If you’re as excited as we are, watch this space to see what we’ve got in store for you!
Notes to Editors:
Cornish Pasty Week (25th February – 3rd March 2018) is an initiative brought to you by the Cornish Pasty Association. The Cornish Pasty Association is a British trade association, based in Cornwall, England. The Association was initially formed as a collective of Cornish pasty producers who were concerned about the number of products being sold across the country as ‘Cornish Pasties’ but which bore little resemblance to the genuine product. The Association now administers the PGI designation which was granted in 2011 by the EU and is there to help anyone who would like to make, buy, sell or find out more about Cornish pasties.
The World Pasty Championships take place every year on the Saturday before St Piran’s Day at the Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall. Amateur and professional bakers come from across Cornwall, the UK and the world to take part. A day to celebrate Cornwall’s national dish ends with the Oggy Oscar ceremony for winners in the various classes.
More information on the PGI: Protected Geographical Indication
The PGI was granted to protect the quality and reputation of the Cornish pasty and to stop people being misled by pasty makers who trade off the value of the name without producing a genuine product. The status is given after a rigorous process to ensure that products have a genuine reason for protection.
For more information please visit: www.cornishpastyassociatio