Our Head Chef
At Orchardleigh we take great pride in our food and endeavour to provide our own produce wherever possible.
Beef comes from our herd of Aberdeen Angus and is hung for 28 days before being served as we believe this is the only way to enjoy top quality Aberdeen Angus Beef. Pork is from our herd of Saddleback Sows and Pietriene Boar, this cross gives a beautiful flavour and is much leaner, the bacon, sausages and ham are all absolutely delicious. Our lamb is from our flock of Shetland cross sheep. It is said that the further north the breed the better the flavour, and it is!!
Eggs and Vegetables
Eggs are from Black Rock Chickens beautiful tasting eggs with large, deep yellow yolks. We will soon be growing almost all the English vegetables. These include potatoes, parsnips, cabbages, cauliflower, runner beans, onions, carrots. Homegrown vegetables taste completely different from those sold in the supermarkets!
Our bread comes from a local bakery and is baked and delivered fresh every morning.
Cheese and Preserves
Our cheese comes from a local merchant and is not served until it is mature, so important for cheeses like Stilton and Brie. Our preserves, jams, marmalades and chutneys are all home produced.
We have our own apple orchard which produces beautiful eating and cooking apples. Soon we will be producing raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries and blackberries.
Our fish comes mainly from Brixham and is fresh, our kippers are oak smoked for 7 days and come from the Isle of Man-taste the difference!! If you would like Kippers for breakfast these will need to be pre-ordered no additional cost.
We are currently setting up our dairy and will be producing our own milk, butter and cheese from Jersey Cows, hopefully by Autumn 2015.