Culinary delights at the Royal Highland Show

This year’s Royal Highland Show will welcome an impressive line-up of chefs from across Scotland and host an exceptional range of Scottish food and drink producers.   With a wide array of mouth-watering treats available to sample and purchase, the Show presents the ideal opportunity to discover some of Scotland’s finest produce.   The Royal Highland Show also plays host to its very own food and drink festival - Scotland’s Larder Live! It is designed to inspire culinary delights and introduce showgoers to the latest and best food and drink from artisan producers and major household brands.   Here is what you can expect this year…   Meet award-winning chefs The event attracts many renowned and award-winning chefs, this year including Neil Forbes of Café St Honoré, Christ Rowley of Ballintaggart Farm and Wendy Barrie, founder and director of the Scottish Food Guide.   You’ll have the opportunity to watch these incredible chefs create delicious dishes using some of Scotland’s best produce and get some top tips for you to try at home!   Discover exciting exhibitors Scotland’s Larder Live! Is home to food and drink producers from across Scotland. In for 2018, you’ll find Loch Fyne Oysters from Argyll and Bute, welfare friendly rose veal, rare breed pork from Good Life Farming from Perthshire and Three Sisters Bake, from Stirling and Renfrewshire, who will bring a tasty selection of cakes and tray bakes.     Rora Dairy will return for their 2nd Royal Highland Show, showcasing their Simple Pure Scottish milk produced at their dairy farm in Aberdeenshire, blended with local fruits and honey.   Royal Highland Show regulars will also be in attendance, including Mrs Tilly’s Confectionary, Mackies of Scotland, Grahams The Family Dairy, Walkers Shortbread and Stahly Quality Foods, who return for their 27th year with their delicious black pudding, bacon and haggis rolls.   Drinks galore Gin lovers will be in for a treat, with Scottish distillers Eden Mill, Edinburgh Gin and Avva Gin all set to be exhibiting at the Show. Sample single malt and blended Scotch Whisky varieties including Glengoyne, Benromach and Loch Lomond Whisky. Or, if spirits aren’t your thing, the revived classic soft drinks company Bon Accord will be sampling their fruity carbonated drinks flavoured with only natural ingredients.   For fans of quality coffee, local Edinburgh coffee experts Forth Coffee Roasters will be selling bags full of freshly roasted coffee beans.   Sample delicious foods Back by popular demand, the Tasting and Talk Theatre will give visitors the chance to hear from producers about why and how they produce their food. Guests will have the chance to taste the food and ask questions about the farm to fork journey.   As a nation of cheese lovers, the Cheese Tasting Pop-up will give visitors an opportunity to taste a range of delicious artisan cheeses from across Scotland and explain about the Scottish Cheese Trail.   Food-to-Go Tasty hot and cold food will also be available from Food-to-Go vendors across the 110-acre Showground.   From venison burgers to wood fired pizzas these caterers will all be adhering to the Royal Highland Show’s highly respected Food Charter which states, among other commitments, that, where possible, only ingredients that have been locally produced and ethically sourced should be served at the event. This ensures quality is high and Scottish farmers and growers are supported.   The Royal Highland Show promises to be a great day out for culinary experts and novices alike. To purchase a ticket, visit www.royalhighlandshow.org.   @ScotlandRHShow #HighlandShow