The Traditional Cornish Pasties
Here at Cornish Premier Pasties, we produce one fo the world’s best Traditional Cornish Pasties! We were delighted when we won Gold in this category in the 2017 championships with our Traditional Steak – and this pasty has managed to stay in the top 2, winning Silver in 2018.
Our Gourmet Cornish Pasty won our first Silver at the Cornish Pasty Championships in 2016, which was the first of many wins for us!
We produce the Traditional Cornish Pasty in a cocktail, small, medium, large and giant! We also have our Cornish Gourmet Pasty. Click the links below to find out more.
What is a Genuine Cornish Pasty?
We get a lot of people asking, what makes a pasty a Cornish Pasty? Well – it has to comply with the rules of the Cornish Pasty Association.
Firstly, it must be produced in Cornwall to call itself Cornish, thanks to the Cornish Pasty having PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status. Even though you can get our pasties all over the UK (and a few places overseas), they are all made in Cornwall, here at our factory in St Columb.
As for what makes the pasty itself? It must only contain:
Roughly diced (or minced) Beef, Sliced or diced potato, Swede (or as some call it, Turnip), Onion, Seasoning to taste (mainly salt & pepper – we’re not telling your our secret seasoning!) Yes – you read that right.. No carrots!
There must be no other meat than beef, which should make up a minimum of 12.5% of the pasty. There should be no vegetables other than those stated, which make up at least 25% of the pasty! Lastly, the pastry should be savoury and crimped down the side – we insist on a minimum of 22 crimps!