Year 11 food technology students from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School visited Cranstons this week. The students toured Cranstons production facility on Ullswater Road to learn how Cumberland Sausage is made then enjoyed a ‘tasting’ tour of the Cumbrian Food Hall, sampling a range of regional produce.
David Law, Cranstons Production Unit Manager, welcomed the students and showed them around the sausage making facility. David said, "They were really interested to see how we source our pork locally- how we hang it and how our skilled team then cut it down and add the herbs and spices for the sausage mix. They asked some great questions’’.
Following the production unit tour, Caroline Dinham, Assistant Manager at the Cumbrian Food Hall took the students on a tasting tour of the Food Hall, highlighting the strength of the food industry in the region. They tried a number of distinctive local products including Saddleback Pork bred and reared at Brougham Hall Farm near Penrith, Eden Chieftain Cheese produced by Appleby Creamery and Mr Vikki’s Great Taste ‘Golden Fork’ winning Banana Pickle.
Sue Atkinson, Head of Food and Textiles, said ‘’ It was wonderful for the students to go behind the scenes at a local food business and try some of the fantastic products which are produced in our area. We hope the trip will further their interest in food’’.