About us and our producers
Norton Barton Artisan Food Village based on the coast of North Cornwall, is home to some of the country's top food producers showcasing the best in artisan food and drink that Cornwall has to offer. Please see here for our visitor information.
Thanks to the efforts of Richard and Fionagh Harding, who moved to Cornwall in 2006, Norton Barton farm was granted Food Enterprise Zone status in 2015. Norton Barton is one of only two FEZ's in Cornwall and the only artisan food village in the UK. Exciting development work is underway to create other artisan produce.
Read on to learn more about the artisan food and drink producers at Norton Barton Artisan Food Village...
Cornish Charcuterie is an award-winning artisan producer of British Charcuterie founded by Richard and Fionagh Harding. Originally planning to move to a small farm with a few acres, they ended up falling in love with 350-acre farm Norton Barton, which needed a business to make it work. Cornish Charcuterie was born in 2011 and supplies an award-winning range of both soft and hard British Charcuterie.
Award winning pâtés and rillettes
You can purchase Cornish Charcuterie's fine artisan British pates and rillettes here. All of the items available online can be stored ambiently in the cupboard.
This makes them perfect for picnics, gift hampers and delicious on a charcuterie board.
Fine artisan British charcuterie
Cornish Charcuterie are renowned for their artisan British salami and chorizo, made by hand in Cornwall. Choose from classic traditional flavours to the iconic seaweed and cider salami especially developed to evoke the flavours of Cornwall.
The products have continued to receive critical acclaim since the company began, with awards in both the Taste of the West and Great Taste Awards. Cornish Charcuterie supply farm shops, delis and restaurants throughout the UK.
POPTI Cornish Bakehouse
Biscuits for cheese
Popti's crackers for cheese range have been developed specifically for pairing with cheeses. With an abundance of flavours to choose from with varying distinction from the mild and sweet oat and Cornish buttermilk, perfect with a strong cheese like Coronation Gold, to the earthy beetroot and caraway cracker which is wonderful paired with a soft goat’s cheese such as Nanny Muffet.
The Cornish Distilling Co.
The Cornish Distilling Co. led and founded by Richard Harding is Cornwall's first scratch rum distillery, creating British rum from scratch in Bude, Cornwall. Despite being a rum distillery Cornish Distilling have created some fabulous gins in their own right with Bude Gin and its unique botanicals a definite must.
Kalkar coffee rum
The first rum in the range, lovingly developed by Head Distiller Tom Read, Kalkar coffee rum was released in September 2017 to critical acclaim and won three gold stars at the Great Taste Awards. Kalkar is a smooth Cornish distilled rum, that has been expertly blended with single origin cold brew coffee.
Praise for Kalkar...
"Genuine, aromatic, complex, cold brew coffee flavour, masterfully made into a liqueur. It has no bitterness, lots of character and raises the bar on coffee liqueurs."
"A real grown up indulgence, step aside Espresso Martini."
Morvenna British rum
Realised in 2018, The Cornish Distilling Co's Morvenna spiced British rum and Morvenna white British rum is fermented, distilled and bottled on site in Bude Cornwall, these are truly special and authentic Cornish rums.
Moon Curser Cornish spiced rum
The new Moon Curser Cornish spiced rum is inspired by the hidden coves and rocky inlets that Cornwall has long been notorious for. Here smuggling was rife, as the moon cursers stole their imports ashore in the dead of night, to become the stuff of local legend.
As always, every bottle is fermented, distilled and bottled by The Cornish Distilling Co at Norton Barton Artisan Food Village.
Distillery tours in Cornwall
The rum distillery at Norton Barton is perfect for authentic rum enthusiasts or those looking for an independent distillery tour in Cornwall.
Throughout the guided tour you will have the opportunity to visit the factory floor and see the process of rum production, from the fermentation of the molasses to the bottling of the finished product.