SCOTLAND’S food and drinks trade is ready to be showcased to a band of prestigious cooks with a view to increase consciousness of the nation’s produce and its position in French markets.
Six French cooks, a few of whom have gained Michelin Stars, will go to producers throughout Scotland as a part of a four-day go to starting right this moment.
Scottish merchandise together with meat, seafood, spirits, dairy, pink fruits, seaweed and extra have been chosen to focus on the provenance and high quality of the nation’s food and drinks sector.
Engagements will embrace excursions of the Macallan Property Distillery in Aberlour and the positioning of Salmon producer Bakkafrost’s website in Ardoyne, in addition to seaweed foraging in Fife with native firm East Neuk Seaweed.
The journey has been organised by Scottish Growth Worldwide (SDI), and supported by the Scottish Authorities’s workplace in Paris and organisations throughout the Scotland Meals & Drink Partnership.
Harriet Bernot, SDI Meals & Drink Specialist based mostly in France, stated: “At a time when French shoppers are more and more concerned about how their meals is produced, this journey will permit the cooks to see first-hand the dedication our producers must sustainability and why Scotland’s produce is rightly famend for its high quality and provenance.”
Scottish salmon was the primary fish product to be awarded the celebrated Label Rouge high quality mark in France, whereas langoustines caught off the coast of Scotland are exported day by day to France.
France can be Scotland’s high worldwide export vacation spot nation outdoors of the USA, with an estimated £2.9bn of exports in 2019.
Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Meals from Scotland Meals & Drink, stated “Inward commerce occasions similar to these might be probably the most efficient methods to construct cross-border connections.
“The occasions organised all through the week shine a light-weight on a number of area’s most liked produce, our modern and sustainable approaches and the world-leading high quality of Scotland’s food and drinks.”
Food and drinks stays one of many largest and most necessary trade sectors in Scotland, with world exports of Scottish food and drinks valued at £8bn in 2022.